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December 10, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Red Sox announce minor league coaching assignments


The Red Sox have announced their 2008 coaching staff’s for the team’s minor league affiliates. Ron Johnson will return as Pawtucket Red Sox manager, but will have 2 new coaches on his staff in pitching coach Rich Sauveur, who joins the Red Sox organization after 5 years in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Russ Morman will take over as the hitting coach after 4 seasons with the Portland Seadogs. Arnie Beyeler will also return as manager of the Sea Dogs as well as pitching coach Mike Cather. Dave Joppie will take over as the hitting coach after spending the 2007 season with the Lancaster Jethawks. The Lancaster Jethawks will have a new staff outside of manager Chad Epperson who will return to the dugout for the 2008 season. Joining him in the desert will be Mike Griffin, who will take over as pitching coach after spending the last five seasons with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Carlos Febles, who coached with Lowell in 2007, will be the new hitting coach. The Greenville Drive will have an entirely new staff in 2008. New manager Kevin Boles joins the Red Sox organization after four seasons managing with the Minnesota Twins organization. His career record as a minor league manager is 386-358. Bob Kipper will take over as the pitching coach after spending 2007 at Lancaster. Former major league outfielder Billy McMillon will make his professional coaching debut as the hitting coach of the Drive. Gary DiSarcina will return as the Lowell Spinners manager in 2008, but have two new coaches on his staff. Walter Miranda will take over as pitching coach after spending the 2007 season at Greenville. Luis Lopez who was a former major league infielder will make his professional coaching debut as the Spinners hitting coach. The Gulf Coast Red Sox will have the same coaching staff in 2008. Dave Tomlin returns as the manger of the rookie league ball club. Rounding out the staff will be pitching coach Goose Gregson and hitting coach U.L. Washington.

 
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