By Sam Bush

Caleb Cotham is more than the favorite to be hired as Phillies pitching coach.

According to Jim Salisbury of NBCSP, it’s all but a done deal.

An announcement could come early in the week.

Cotham, 33, has been the Cincinnati Reds’ assistant pitching coach for the last two seasons.

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He also pitched for Phillies manager Joe Girardi with the New York Yankees in 2015 and former Phillies pitching coach Bryan Price with the Reds in 2016.