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December 22, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Boston announces 2011 minor league coaching staffs


The Red Sox have announced their 2011 minor league coaching staffs. While there are many familiar faces in the organization, some new faces have joined the ranks. Here is an entire listing of the staffs for this upcoming season. Special thanks to Adam (amfox1) for the descriptions of each coach.

Pawtucket (Triple-A, International League)

Manager: Arnie Beyeler - moves to Pawtucket after managing the last four years at Double-A Portland.
Pitching coach: Rich Sauveur - returns for his fourth consecutive year with the team
Hitting coach: TBD
Athletic trainer: Jon Jochim - returns for his second consecutive year with the team

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 - returns for his fourth year (second consecutive) with the team
Hitting coach: Dave Joppie - returns for his fourth consecutive year with the team
Athletic trainer: Paul Buchheit - returns for his second consecutive year with the team

Salem (Single-A, Carolina League)

Manager: Bruce Crabbe - moves to Salem after managing last season at Lowell.
Pitching coach: Kevin Walker - moves to Salem after serving as Greenville’s pitching coach in 2010 and Lowell's pitching coach in 2009.
Hitting coach: Alex Ochoa - joins Salem after serving last season as Special Assistant in the Red Sox Baseball Operations department.
Athletic trainer: Brandon Henry - returns for his second consecutive year with the team

Greenville (Single-A, South Atlantic League)

Manager: Billy McMillon - returns for his fourth consecutive year with the team (second as manager)
Pitching coach: Dick Such - moves to Greenville after serving as Salem’s pitching coach from 2009-10.
Hitting coach: Luis Lopez - returns for his second consecutive year with the team
Athletic trainer: David Herrera - returns for his second consecutive year with the team

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 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 - returns for his second consecutive year with the team

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.
Pitching coach: Walter Miranda - returns for his third consecutive year with the team
Hitting coach: U.L. Washington - returns for his sixth consecutive year with the team

 
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