Thursday, November 9, 2017

Massachusetts Native LeVangie Is New Pitching Coach

The Red Sox named former bullpen coach Dana LeVangie as their new pitching coach. For the past five seasons, LeVangie held down the myriad duties in the Red Sox bullpen—and now joins a coaching staff of multiple "first-timers" (including the manager). The 48-year-old Whitman, Massachusetts native is the lone returning member of John Farrell's coaching staff. Said new manager Alex Cora, "When everyone started talking about me being a manager, he was a guy I always considered would be part of my staff. He is well prepared and versatile enough that he can work with catchers and be a pitching coach."