After one season with the Boston Red Sox, pitching coach Curt Young is leaving to take the same position with the Oakland Athletics according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
After the Red Sox and Terry Francona parted ways, there was speculation that Young -- whose pitching staff struggled as the Red Sox lost a nine-game September lead to miss the playoffs -- might be the next to go even with one year remaining on his contract. Now we know for sure as he's been re-signed by the Athletics--an organization Young has been connected to for 27 years.
Young was taken by Oakland as a player in the fourth round of the 1982 draft. He spent 12 years in the organization as a player, eight as a Minor League coach, and has already spent seven as a Major League pitching coach, bringing up a number of impressive young pitchers with the team. Now, after just one year away, he'll be back for an eighth.
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