It’s the first day after the World Series which means that it’s officially the offseason. Earlier today it was announced that Tony La Russa would be joining the Red Sox as Vice President in the Baseball Operations department, as well as being a special assistant to Dombrowski.
The other big news today was that more of new manager Alex Cora’s staff was unveiled. There were four coaching positions that were hired today Ron Roenicke was hired as Alex’s bench coach, Tom Goodwin formally the first base coach of the Mets is returning to the Red Sox as the new first-base/outfield coach replacing Rubin Amaro Jr.
Carlos Febles is now the third base and infield instructor, he previously had been the AA manager of the Portland Sea Dogs the past two seasons.
Dana Levangie will remain as the bullpen coach. He is the only member of the John Farrell regime that was retained.
These three new coaches replace, Gary Disarcina, Brian Butterfield, Rubin Amaro Jr.
Here is some information on the new coaches.
Ron Roenicke (Bench Coach)
Roenicke is probably the most recognizable name of the group of new coaches. He has spent time with the Los Angeles Angels from 2000-10 under Mike Scioscia where he earned a 2002 World Series ring.
He was the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011-2015, and most recently was the third base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
As a minor league manager in the Dodgers organization, he managed Cora in 1997 and 1998.
Tom Goodwin (First Base/Outfield Instructor)
Goodwin has spent the past few seasons with the New York Met’s as their first base coach. He will be returning to the Red Sox where he was previously a coach for the Lowell Spinners (A) in 2008 and was the minor league outfield / base-running coach from 2009-2011.
Carlos Febles (3rd Base/ Infield Instructor)
Febles will be replacing Brian Butterfield as the man waiving home runners from the third base coaching box.
He has managed 904 minor league games in the Sox organization. He started as a coach in 2007 before going on to manage Lowell (2011), Greenville (2012-13), Salem (2014-15), and Portland (2016-17).
Among the players Febles has managed are Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi, and Rafael Devers.
These are solid additions to the coaching staff for young manager, Alex Cora.
Keep an eye out as the Red Sox will still need to address their pitching and hitting coach.