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Red Sox set to hire Curt Young as new pitching coach

Nov 2, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

Curt Young

Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox will hire Curt Young as their new pitching coach.

Young was the A’s pitching coach for the past six seasons, but reportedly turned down a 40 percent raise to remain in Oakland. Instead he’ll head to Boston to replace John Farrell, who left the Red Sox to last month to become the Blue Jays’ manager.

Oakland led the AL in ERA this season and finished among the league’s top six in run prevention every year under Young, so he brings a pretty solid track record to Boston. He also worked with Red Sox manager Terry Francona when they were both members of the A’s organization back in 2003.

Yesterday the A’s promoted bullpen coach Ron Romanick as Young’s replacement.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 2, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Did he just get sick of the crazy pitching turnover, or is he sick of Oakland altogether? That’s a lot to turn down.

    Either way, the timing couldn’t have worked better for Boston, losing Farrell to a division rival a few weeks ago. Maybe Curt can get Beckett to remember how to pitch. Maybe.

    • JBerardi - Nov 2, 2010 at 4:37 PM

      It might be kind of frustrating for him to know that the better his guys do in Oakland, the sooner they’ll be out of the organization…

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