Dodgers will not bring back Rick Knapp, their minor league pitching coordinator.

The Dodgers have informed minor league pitching coordinator Rick Knapp that his contract will not be renewed when it expires in October.

Knapp, 54, was promoted from assistant pitching coordinator to his current position in January 2015. He was the Kansas City Royals’ minor league pitching coordinator before joining the Dodgers. Knapp was the Detroit Tigers’ pitching coach from 2008 until midway through the 2011 season.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.