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Report: Red Sox to hire Will Venable as bench coach

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The Boston Red Sox reportedly have made an addition to Alex Cora's coaching staff.

Will Venable will be the team's bench coach in 2021, according to WEEI's Rob Bradford.

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Venable was a candidate for the Red Sox managerial position prior to Cora's hiring. He served in the Chicago Cubs front office as an assistant to Theo Epstein in 2017-18, became the team's first-base coach in 2018-19, and then the third-base coach in 2020.

A former outfielder, Venable played in the majors for nine seasons with the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers.