Saturday October 24th, 2015

The Boston Red Sox have hired former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. as their first base coach, the team announced Monday.

The news was first reported by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Friday, just hours after reports that Philadelphia had hired Matt Klentak to take Amaro’s place in the front office.

Amaro was fired as the team’s GM in September, and has worked in the front office ever since 1998, when his playing career concluded and he took the assistant general manager position in Philadelphia. He assumed the general manager role in 2009, with the Phillies losing to the Yankees in the World Series in his first season.

Arnie Beyeler has been Boston’s first base coach since the 2013 season, but his contract was not renewed for 2016.

- Kenny Ducey


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