Tag:John Farrell
Posted on: December 21, 2011 8:59 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 9:01 pm

Red Sox to name McClure as pitching coach

Bob McClure will be the next Red Sox pitching coach, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com Wednesday night.

McClure, a former big-league pitcher, was the Royals pitching coach for the last six years. The Royals let him go after the season, and the Red Sox later hired him as a special assignment scout and instructor. Now, he'll take over as the major-league pitching coach instead.

New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is expected to name his entire coaching staff soon, with reports out of Boston indicating that Tim Bogar will be the new bench coach.

Curt Young was the Red Sox pitching coach in 2011, having taken over when John Farrell left to become the Blue Jays manager.

Jim Bowden of ESPN and XM radio first reported that McClure would get the job.
Posted on: October 19, 2008 12:54 am
Edited on: October 19, 2008 5:44 pm

Cousins: I didn't want to be a factor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Umpire Derryl Cousins said he didn't want to leave Game 6 of the ALCS, but that his bruised collarbone became so painful that he didn't feel it was right to continue.

"This game was so important, and I didn't want to be a factor in it," Cousins said after the game, a 4-2 Red Sox win over the Rays.

Cousins was hurt by a Jason Varitek foul tip in the second inning. He remained in the game through the third inning, then came out. Tim McClelland replaced Cousins behind the plate. Cousins will not work Game 7 on Sunday; baseball will add another umpire for that game. (Update: Angel Hernandez has been added to the crew).

Cousins' departure could have become something of a factor. There was a 15-minute delay while McClelland got ready to work the plate, and pitching coach John Farrell said the Red Sox treated it the same way they would treat a rain delay. He said it was the reason that the Red Sox had Javier Lopez warming up in the fourth inning, and also was a factor in the decision to pull Josh Beckett after five innings and 78 pitches.


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