Red Sox Officially Name Curt Young New Pitching Coach

The Red Sox have officially tabbed Curt Young as their new pitching coach, replacing John Farrell. Young comes to Boston from the Oakland A's, where he spent the past seven seasons.

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Red Sox Officially Name Curt Young Pitching Coach

That didn't take long -- shortly after a report from WEEI that the Red Sox were expected to announce Curt Young as their new pitching coach, the team did just that. In a release sent out Tuesday afternoon, the Red Sox have officially tabbed Young as their next pitching coach, replacing John Farrell. The announcement was made by Theo Epstein and Manager Terry Francona. 

"We are lucky to be able to add an experienced pitching coach the caliber of Curt Young to the organization," said Epstein. "Curt has a proven track record of success in this job, mixing excellent relationship-building skills with expert knowledge of pitching and how to get hitters out at the Major League level. Pitchers who have worked with Curt swear by him, and the results speak for themselves. We think he will work well with our pitching staff and within the culture of our clubhouse."

Young, 50 years old, spent the past seven season as the Oakland Athletics pitching coach (2004-10). During his time there, the A's posted an American League best ERA of 4.03 while holding opponents to an average of just .257, lowest in the league. 

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Curt Young Expected To Be Named New Red Sox Pitching Coach

The Red Sox are set to name Curt Young their new pitching coach, according to WEEI's Alex Speier, with an announcement coming as early as Tuesday. Young will replace John Farrell, who left to become the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Young was the pitching coach for the Oakland A's since 2004 and turned down a one-year contract offer to return in 2011. During his time there, A's had a 4.03 ERA, best in the American League. In 2010, despite having the youngest pitching staff in the league, Oakland led the A.L. with a 3.58 ERA. 

It was originally reported that Young interviewed with Theo Epstein and the Red Sox on Monday, Oct. 25.

Read more at Athletics Nation and Over The Monster. 

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