|Beyeler named manager at Pawtucket||12.22.10 at 4:55 pm ET|
The Red Sox named the 2011 field staffs for each of their six minor-league teams on Wednesday, an announcement highlighted by the promotion of manager Arnie Beyeler from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Beyeler managed the Portland Sea Dogs from 2007-10, posting a record of 282-283. He led the Sea Dogs to consecutive Eastern League playoff appearances in 2007 and 2008. He replaces Tony Lovullo, who joined John Farrell’s staff in Toronto as the first-base coach. Beyeler has managed in the minor leagues for 10 years (seven in the Boston system and three with the Texas organization) with a career record of 642-630.
Pitching coach Rich Sauveur will return to Pawtucket for his fourth season. An announcement regarding who will take over as hitting coach has not been made.
Kevin Boles will replace Beyeler at Portland. Boles managed Single-A Salem last season. Bruce Crabbe, who managed at Short-A Lowell last season, will assume managerial duties for Salem. Billy McMillon will manage Single-A Greenville, Carlos Febles will take over for Crabbe in Lowell and George Lombard will manage the Gulf Coast League squad.
Here is the press release:
BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today announced the 2011 field staffs for each of their six minor league teams.
The announcement of managers, coaches and athletic trainers was made by Director of Player Development Mike Hazen.
The Red Sox have added one new individual for assignment in the 2011 field staff alignment, hiring Paul Abbott as the pitching coach at Short-A Lowell.
BOSTON RED SOX 2011 MINOR LEAGUE FIELD STAFFS
Pawtucket (Triple-A, International League)
Manager: Arnie Beyeler — Moves to Pawtucket for his eighth season as a manager in the Red Sox farm system. He spent the last four years at the helm for Double-A Portland and previously managed in the Red Sox farm system at Short-A Lowell from 2000-01 and at Single-A Augusta in 2002.
Pitching Coach: Rich Sauveur
Hitting Coach: TBA
Athletic Trainer: Jon Jochim
Portland (Double-A, Eastern League)
Manager: Kevin Boles — Moves to Portland after managing last season at Single-A Salem and serving in the same capacity with Single-A Greenville from 2008-09.
Pitching Coach: Bob Kipper
Hitting Coach: Dave Joppie
Athletic Trainer: Paul Buchheit
Salem (Single-A, Carolina League)
Manager: Bruce Crabbe — Will serve as Salem’s manager after skippering at Lowell in 2010.
Pitching Coach: Kevin Walker — Moves to Salem after working as Greenville’s pitching coach in 2010. He was pitching coach for Lowell in 2009 in his professional coaching debut.
Hitting Coach: Alex Ochoa — Joins Salem after serving last season as Special Assistant in the Red Sox Baseball Operations department. He began his pro coaching career in 2009 as Boston’s coaching staff assistant.
Athletic Trainer: Brandon Henry
Greenville (Single-A, South Atlantic League)
Manager: Billy McMillon
Pitching Coach: Dick Such — Moves to Greenville after serving as Salem’s pitching coach from 2009-10.
Hitting Coach: Luis Lopez
Athletic Trainer: David Herrera
Lowell (Short-A, New York-Penn League)
Manager: Carlos Febles — Makes his managerial debut with the Spinners, where he served as a coach in 2007. He was Salem’s hitting coach from 2009-10 and held the same role for Single-A Lancaster in 2008.
Pitching Coach: Paul Abbott — Makes his affiliated coaching debut. He spent the past two seasons with the independent Golden League’s Orange County Flyers, serving as manager in 2010 and as pitching coach in 2009, and was also an assistant coach at Fullerton (CA) Junior College. A right-handed pitcher, he played 20 seasons of professional ball from 1985-2005 and spent parts of 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Twins (1990-92), Indians (1993), Mariners (1998-2002), Royals (2003), Devil Rays (2004) and Phillies (2004).
Hitting Coach: TBA
Athletic Trainer: Elizondo Mauricio
Gulf Coast (Rookie, Gulf Coast League)
Manager: George Lombard — Makes his managerial debut in 2011 after spending the 2010 campaign as hitting coach for Lowell.
Coach: Dave Tomlin — Will serve as a coach after managing the GCL Red Sox over the past five seasons from 2006-2010.
Pitching Coach: Walter Miranda
Hitting Coach: U.L. Washington
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