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Ex-Red Sox Hurler Emerging As Candidate To Become Boston's Pitching Coach

Will Boston bring back this familiar face from a championship team?

The Boston Red Sox have chosen to clean house this offseason, letting go of multiple coaches and staff members for a batch of new faces to be brought in this offseason.

The most notable firing in Red Sox's brass was that of former chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, but Dave Bush's pitching coach duties were also relieved to kick off Boston's offseason. 

One of the more recent names that could come in to replace Bush is the current San Francisco Giant's pitching coach and former Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey. 

“Bailey is extremely well regarded but his family is on the East Coast and he’s believed to want to work closer to home." San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slesser wrote. "Bailey has been highly sought after around the majors, with multiple teams making inquiries, though there is the potential he could remain with San Francisco as the director of pitching or bench coach.”

Bailey was a part of the 2013 World Series championship team, and two of his eight years in the majors were with Boston. 

As of now, there have not been any rumblings of the Red Sox reaching out to Bailey but you'd have to imagine he might receive a call in the near future. His interest in switching coasts as well as his ties to Boston make him a prime candidate.

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