The Red Sox will be looking to fill a couple more positions after a recent announcement.
On Tuesday morning, it was announced that the Boston Red Sox would no longer employ Dana LeVangie as the current pitching coach. He has served as the pitching coach for the last two seasons, but will be shifting to more of a scouting role within the organization.
Red Sox coaching staff changes: pic.twitter.com/pVt4CuPehH— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) October 8, 2019
This news shouldn’t be overly surprising for Red Sox fans, as there were a number of pitchers that took a step back in 2019. Chris Sale, David Price, Nathan Eovaldi, and Rick Porcello all battled injury, but were mired by inconsistencies throughout the season. As the pitching coach, LeVangie will shoulder the majority of the blame. Yes, Eduardo Rodriguez was able to put together his best full season as a professional and LeVangie should receive credit for that; however it’s hard to blame the organization for moving on.
Alex Cora has the internal option of promoting Craig Bjornson from the bullpen coach, but it’s quite possible that he will seek external options. The Red Sox will be looking for their third pitching coach in the last 4 seasons, a trend that will hopefully come to an end with the hiring of a new mind.