Pitching coach Curt Young has returned to the A's after serving in the same capacity for the Red Sox last season.
Young had spent 23 years with the A's before joining the Red Sox, including his time as a player, a minor league coach and serving as the pitching coach from 2004-10.
Young had a contract dispute with the A's last year, pushing his hand to leave Oakland. He returns after an eventful year in Boston, which ended with controversy over the starting pitchers' work ethic and actions during games. The Red Sox, of course, have also lost their manager and will lose their general manager. With that much unknown, he can return to the ultimate familiarity of a place where he's spent the majority of his professional career.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.