BOSTON -- The Red Sox plan to bring another staffer from the world champion Astros to coach alongside manager Alex Cora.
According to sources, the new Red Sox bullpen coach will be Craig Bjornson. Bjornson, who was hired by the Astros ahead of the 2014 season, started his coaching career in 1999 with the Vermont Expos. Bjornson pitched in the Astros system from 1991-93, making 81 appearances.
Bjornson, who was widely liked by players, was not going to return to the Astros for the 20l18 season.
Bullpen coaches aren't usually in the spotlight. But during the World Series, Bjornson had a memorable moment when he immediately confronted a fan who jumped into the Astros' bullpen in Los Angeles.