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Ron Johnson takes Triple-A job with Orioles after being fired by Red Sox

Nov 28, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

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Fired last month as the Red Sox’s first base coach, Ron Johnson has taken a job with the Orioles as their Triple-A manager.

He’ll manage at Triple-A Norfolk, with Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reporting that the Orioles will reassign the man he’s replacing, Gary Allenson, to another role in the organization.

Prior to his two seasons as manager Terry Francona’s first base coach Johnson spent a decade managing and coaching for the Red Sox in the minors, including lots of success at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Connolly also notes that Johnson first joined the Red Sox in 2000, when their general manager was current Orioles general manager Dan Duquette.

  1. tuftsb - Nov 28, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Good luck, Ron. I am glad that you got a position for 2012 that quickly!

  2. glennthecarp - Dec 1, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Like it was your fault they lost all those games in September……maybe you brought the chicken in for those fat slobs……

    Bring back Pedro?!!

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