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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

‘Pull of the dugout’ lures Ruben Amaro Jr. to Boston Red Sox

dmittedly, going from being a major-league general manager to becoming a first-base coach is far from a typical career path.

But Ruben Amaro Jr., who served as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for eight seasons before being named first-base coach and outfield instructor by the Red Sox Monday, wasn’t interested in convention.

“I guess it is unusual,’’ allowed Amaro in a conference call with reporters. “But for me, I’ve always had kind of an itch to be back on the field. Clearly, I had a great opportunity to work in the front office with Philadelphia for many, many years. But all the while, when you sit in that seat, there’s always an observation. And (having been a) player for many years, (getting back on the field is) always something I thought about quite a bit, and I was afforded a wonderful opportunity when John [Farrell] called about 8 or 10 days ago. And one thing kind of led to another, and here I am.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 27, 2015 at 03:29 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: coaches, red sox, ruben amaro jr.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Red Sox hire Ruben Amaro, Jr.

....as a first base coach.

Former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will be making a rare transition in 2016, when he returns to the playing field as the Boston Red Sox’s new first-base coach.

A baseball source confirmed the pending hiring, which was first reported Saturday by the Boston Globe.

CraigK Posted: October 25, 2015 at 12:46 AM | 27 comment(s)
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