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December 22, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Red Sox announce 2009 minor league coaches

The Red Sox organization announced its minor league coaching staffs for the 2009 season today. New to the organization are Dick Such, who will be the pitching coach for Salem, Kevin Walker, who will fill the same role for Lowell, and trainer David Herrera, who will also do his work for Lowell. According to redsox.com, the teams will be staffed as follows:

Pawtucket (AAA) will once again be managed by Ron Johnson, alongside pitching coach Rich Sauveur, hitting coach Russ Morman, and trainer Greg Barajas.

The Portland Seadogs (AA) retain manager Arnie Beyeler, pitching coach Mike Cather, hitting coach Dave Joppie, and trainer Jon Jochim as the team attempts to return to the Eastern League playoffs in 2009.

First-year Sox affiliate Salem (High-A) will be led by manager Chad Epperson, who will be joined by Such and hitting coach Carlos Febles. The team's head trainer will be Paul Buccheit, who held the same post last season with Greenville.

The Low-A Greenville Drive will see another season from manager Kevin Boles, pitching coach Bob Kipper, and hitting coach Billy McMillon. They will be joined by trainer Brandon Henry, who was the head trainer for Lowell last season.

Lowell (Short-Season) will be managed once again by Gary DiSarcina, who will welcome Walker and Herrera to join returning hitting coach Luis Lopez.

The Gulf Coast League Red Sox (Rookie) will see 2008 coach Dave Tomlin become the team's manager. He will be joined by pitching coach Walter Miranda, who held the same post for Lowell during the 2008 season, and hitting coach U.L. Washington. The team's trainer has yet to be announced.