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He was just released! Nice to see the Sox pick him up.
BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today announced the 2011 field staffs for each of their six minor league teams.
The announcement of managers, coaches and athletic trainers was made by Director of Player Development Mike Hazen.
The Red Sox have added one new individual for assignment in the 2011 field staff alignment, hiring Paul Abbott as the pitching coach at Short-A Lowell.
BOSTON RED SOX 2011 MINOR LEAGUE FIELD STAFFS
Pawtucket (Triple-A, International League)
Manager: Arnie Beyeler - Moves to Pawtucket for his eighth season as a manager in the Red Sox farm system. He spent the last four years at the helm for Double-A Portland and previously managed in the Red Sox farm system at Short-A Lowell from 2000-01 and at Single-A Augusta in 2002.
Pitching Coach: Rich Sauveur
Hitting Coach: TBA
Athletic Trainer: Jon Jochim
Portland (Double-A, Eastern League)
Manager: Kevin Boles - Moves to Portland after managing last season at Single-A Salem and serving in the same capacity with Single-A Greenville from 2008-09.
Pitching Coach: Bob Kipper
Hitting Coach: Dave Joppie
Athletic Trainer: Paul Buchheit
Salem (Single-A, Carolina League)
Manager: Bruce Crabbe - Will serve as Salem's manager after skippering at Lowell in 2010. Pitching Coach: Kevin Walker - Moves to Salem after working as Greenville's pitching coach in 2010. He was pitching coach for Lowell in 2009 in his professional coaching debut.
Hitting Coach: Alex Ochoa - Joins Salem after serving last season as Special Assistant in the Red Sox Baseball Operations department. He began his pro coaching career in 2009 as Boston's coaching staff assistant.
Athletic Trainer: Brandon Henry
Greenville (Single-A, South Atlantic League)
Manager: Billy McMillon
Pitching Coach: Dick Such - Moves to Greenville after serving as Salem's pitching coach from 2009-10.
Hitting Coach: Luis Lopez
Athletic Trainer: David Herrera
Lowell (Short-A, New York-Penn League)
Manager: Carlos Febles - Makes his managerial debut with the Spinners, where he served as a coach in 2007. He was Salem's hitting coach from 2009-10 and held the same role for Single-A Lancaster in 2008.
Pitching Coach: Paul Abbott - Makes his affiliated coaching debut. He spent the past two seasons with the independent Golden League's Orange County Flyers, serving as manager in 2010 and as pitching coach in 2009, and was also an assistant coach at Fullerton (CA) Junior College. A right-handed pitcher, he played 20 seasons of professional ball from 1985-2005 and spent parts of 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Twins (1990-92), Indians (1993), Mariners (1998-2002), Royals (2003), Devil Rays (2004) and Phillies (2004).
Hitting Coach: TBA
Athletic Trainer: Elizondo Mauricio
Gulf Coast (Rookie, Gulf Coast League)
Manager: George Lombard - Makes his managerial debut in 2011 after spending the 2010 campaign as hitting coach for Lowell.
Coach: Dave Tomlin - Will serve as a coach after managing the GCL Red Sox over the past five seasons from 2006-2010.
Pitching Coach: Walter Miranda
Hitting Coach: U.L. Washington
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Tony Pena Jr., claimed catcher Max Ramirez off waivers from the Texas Rangers and designated reliever Matt Fox for assignment.
The Boston Red Sox today announced a series of personnel moves in the organization's baseball operations department.
The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Major League Personnel
Mike Murov has been named Assistant, Baseball Operations after joining the Red Sox as an intern in the baseball operations department last season. He also served as a baseball operations intern with the Reds (2009) and Marlins (2008).
Tom Allison joins the organization as a Regional Crosschecker for the Midwest. He spent the past four years as Director of Scouting for Arizona (2007-10) following seven seasons as a Scouting Crosschecker for Milwaukee (2000-06) and 10 years in the New York Mets organization as an Area Scouting Supervisor (1996-99) and Assistant Scouting Director (1995-96). Allison played as an infielder and coached in the Mets minor league system from 1990-94.
Jon Adkins has been hired as an Area Scout for the Ohio Valley. The former right-handed pitcher concluded a 10-year professional playing career in the Chicago White Sox organization last season and spent parts of six Major League campaigns with the White Sox (2003-05), Padres (2006), Mets (2007) and Reds (2008).
Chris Pritchett joins the Red Sox as an Area Scout for Canada. Primarily a first baseman, he played parts of four Major League seasons with the Angels (1996, 1998-99) and Phillies (2000) and spent 13 total seasons in the minor leagues (1991-2003). He served as hitting coach for Oakland's Single-A Vancouver affiliate in 2007.
Andy Fox joins the Red Sox as the team's Minor League Infield Coordinator. A two-time World Series Champion, he played all four infield positions during a nine-year Major League career with the Yankees (1996-97), Diamondbacks (1998-2000), Marlins (2000-2003), Expos (2004) and Rangers (2004). Fox spent the 2010 season as hitting coach for Seattle's Double-A affiliate in West Tennessee after a three-year stint as the Marlins first base and infield coach (2007-09). He began his coaching career as manager of Texas's Single-A Clinton club in 2006.
Chili Davis has been named Hitting Coach for Triple-A Pawtucket. He joins the Red Sox organization after serving as a part-time instructor for the Dodgers in the 2010 fall instructional league. Previously he coached in the Australian Summer League from 2003-04. A former outfielder and three-time All-Star, Davis ranks fourth all-time among switch-hitters with 350 home runs and batted .274 over 19 Major League seasons with the Giants (1981-87), Angels (1988-90, 1993-96), Twins (1991-92), Royals (1997) and Yankees (1998-99).
Rich Gedman returns to the Red Sox organization as Hitting Coach for Short-A Lowell. The 13-year Major League veteran played parts of 11 seasons with Boston from 1980-90, including a pair of All-Star honors in 1985 and 1986, and served as catcher during the club's American League pennant run in 1986. A Massachusetts native, he spent the past six years as manager of the independent Can-Am League's Worcester Tornadoes and previously served as bench coach for the Can-Am League's North Shore Spirit.
Nate Field joins the Red Sox as a Pro Scout following an 11-year professional career as a right-handed pitcher from 1998-2009. He spent parts of six seasons in the Major Leagues with the Royals (2002-05), Rockies (2006) and Marlins (2007).
John Lombardo has been hired as a Pro Scout. He served in the same capacity for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010 following an 11-year stint with the Texas Rangers baseball operations staff from 1998-2009, including eight seasons as the club's Director of Minor League Operations (2002-09). He also held positions in the Rangers organization as Florida Minor League Baseball Operations Assistant (1998-99), part-time amateur scout (1999) and Assistant Director of Player Development (2000-2001).
Hal Morris joins the organization as a Pro Scout after spending the past two years as an area scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The starting first baseman on Cincinnati's World Series Championship team in 1990, Morris hit .304 over 13 Major League seasons with the Yankees (1988-89), Reds (1990-97, 1999-2000), Royals (1998) and Tigers (2000). He received an MBA from Stanford University in 2005.
Victor Rodriguez, Jr. has been hired as a Scout for the Dominican Republic. Selected by Boston in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, he interned with the Red Sox Florida Operations in 2008 and served as an associate scout for the club in Florida from 2009-10. He is the son of Red Sox Minor League Hitting Coordinator Victor Rodriguez, Sr.
Latin American Operations
Basilio Alvarado joins the Red Sox organization as Dominican Summer League Catching Coach. Alvarado played five seasons as a catcher in the Montreal Expos farm system from 1992-96. He coached the Marlins Dominican Summer League team from 2005-07 and served as a scout in the Dominican Republic for the Giants in 2008.
Oscar Lira has been hired by Boston as the club's Dominican Summer League Assistant Pitching Coach. In addition to pitching professionally in Italy, Lira spent six seasons in the Montreal/Washington organization from 2001-06.
The Red Sox announced some player development personnel moves:
Chili Davis, who had 350 homers in 19 seasons with five teams, was appointed hitting coach at Class AAA Pawtucket.
Andy Fox, who spent nine years with four teams as an infielder, is the new minor league infield coordinator.
Rich Gedman, who played parts of 11 seasons as a catcher with the Red Sox, was chosen as hitting coach for Class A Lowell.
Hal Morris, a first baseman who batted .304 during 13 seasons with five teams, was added as a pro scout.
Boston Red Sox agreed Tuesday to a $12 million, one-year contract with closer Jonathan Papelbon and a $2.4 million, one-year deal with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
Yeah, I heard that on the radio on the way to work tonight. Here's hoping $12 million dollars gets them more out of Papelbon than they got last year.
And I'm just hoping that Ellsbury can play a full year in good health. I give him a mulligan on that rib thingy.
I wish I could play little league now. I'd be way better than before.
Wow. Looking to his 2010 performance I think 12 million is a lot of money. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The Yankees' link with the Netherlands since 1981
The Netherlands: 2011 World Champions baseball, beating Cuba twice (4-1 and 2-1)!!!!!
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