Friday, December 13, 2013
The Boston Red Sox announced that manager Kevin Boles, hitting coach Dave Joppie and pitching coach Bob Kipper are all returning to the Sea Dogs for the 2012 season.
Also, former Portland manager Arnie Beyeler is returning for a second season as skipper of Triple-A Pawtucket.
Here is a list of the Red Sox minor league coaches:
Pawtucket: Arnie Beyeler, mgr; Rich Sauveur, pitching coach; Gerald Perry, hitting coach (Perry was the Oakland A's hitting coach last year; he basically switched spots with Chille Davis who has gone from Pawtucket to Oakland).
Portland: Boles, Joppie and Kipper. The Sea Dogs will have a new trainer in Brandon Henry.
Salem: Billy McMillon, mgr (Greenville's manager the past two years); Rich Gedman, hitting coach; Kevin Walker, pitching coach.
Greenville: Carlos Febles, mgr (Lowell's manager last year); Darren Fenster, hitting coach; Dick Such, pitching coach.
Lowell: Bruce Crabbe, mgr; Nelson Paulino, hitting coach; Paul Abbott, pitching coach.
Gulf Coast: George Lombard, mgr
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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