Dana LeVangie, the Red Sox bullpen coach under John Farrell, is their choice to be their next pitching coach, the team announced Wednesday.
LeVangie, 48, of Whitman, Mass., has been Red Sox bullpen coach since 2013, Farrell's first season as manager. The former Red Sox minor league catcher was also served as a bullpen catcher from 1997-2004, scout and catching instructor in the Sox organization.
The pitching coach position was one of the final vacancies on new Sox manager Alex Cora's staff. Cora, the former Houston Astros bench coach and Red Sox utility infielder, was introduced as Boston's manager on Monday, replacing Farrell.
Former Red Sox infielder Ramon Vazquez, the player traded by the Red Sox to Cleveland Indians in 2005 for Cora, was named "quality control" coach.
Ramon Vazquez "will serve as a liaison between the major league club’s advance scouting and statistical analysis efforts, for the purpose of presenting information to players and coaches" https://t.co/jQi5mCVefU— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) November 8, 2017