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.