Friday, December 31, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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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
For a look at which prospects may be selected from the Red Sox in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, check out our latest column on ESPNBoston: