Gary DiSarcina to manage Pawtucket Red Sox


PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) Gary DiSarcina will be introduced Friday as manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's top farm team.

The 45-year-old comes from the Los Angeles Angels, where he was recently promoted to special assistant to the general manager. He played shortstop for the Angels from 1989-00.

DiSarcina managed the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox minor league affiliate, from 2007-09 and was Boston's minor league infield coordinator in 2010.

He replaces Arnie Beyeler, who became Boston's first base coach. The PawSox won the International League last season but lost to Reno in the Triple-A championship.