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Red Sox Plan To Have Coaches Hired By Christmas

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, the Boston Red Sox are hoping to have their coaching staff vacancies filled before the Christmas holiday. 

Currently on the Sox's coaching staff is manager Bobby Valentine, hitting coach Dave Magadan, third base coach Tim Bogar and bullpen coach Gary Tuck. With these positions already filled, GM Ben Cherington needs to find a bench coach, first base coach and pitching coach to complete the coaching staff.

These openings came to be after bench coach DeMarlo Hale decided to leave the Red Sox to join the Baltimore Orioles organization, pitching coach Curt Young decided to return to Oakland to be the A's pitching coach and first base coach Rob Johnson was fired by the team. 

As for their rumored replacements, Cherington was able to confirm that former Astros pitching coach Brad Arnsberg and Rays minor league pitching coach Neil Allen have been interviewed for the pitching coach position. According to Bradford, there has also been speculation that current third base coach Tim Bogar could either slide over to first base or be the team's bench coach next season, creating another vacancy. Either way, it appears that we will have a resolution sooner rather than later on who will be on Bobby V's coaching staff next season.

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