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The Boston Red Sox hired Victor Rodriguez as the assistant hitting coach yesterday, just two days after hiring Greg Colbrunn as hitting coach. Rodriguez, 51, spent the past six seasons as Boston’s minor league hitting coordinator. He has been a coach in the Red Sox organization since 1995 — working in several different capacities, including Latin [...]

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Left-handed reliever Rich Hill of Milton, right-handed reliever Scott Atchison and outfielder Ryan Sweeney were not tendered 2013 contracts and now are free agents. Hill was not tendered a contract last offseason but later re-signed with Boston. Atchison, 36, posted an impressive 1.58 ERA in 51.1 innings for Boston this past season but spent 55 [...]

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The Boston Red Sox have hired Victor Rodriguez as the assistant hitting coach. The 2013 season will mark Rodriguez’s 19th in the Red Sox organization and first year on the major league staff. The 51-year-old spent the past six seasons as Boston’s minor league hitting coordinator, a position he also held in 2002. From 2004-06, [...]

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Click here to read an interesting column in the Toronto Star on new Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield, who talks about being passed over for his dream job — Blue Jays manager — for a third time. “For 72 hours after the manager (John Gibbons) was named in Toronto (last Tuesday), it stung,” [...]

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Found this in The Eagle-Tribune photo database:

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The New York Yankees have re-signed left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $12 million, according to the Associated Press. Pettitte, 40, went 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 12 starts with the Yankees in 2012 after joining the major league club May 13. He was on the disabled list for [...]

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Greg Colbrunn was announced as Boston Red Sox hitting coach today. He and Red Sox manager John Farrell took part in a conference call with the media this afternoon. Here are some notes from it: ~ The Red Sox still are hoping to hire an assistant hitting coach. They have spoken to Victor Rodriguez, who [...]

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The Boston Red Sox traded right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later. The Red Sox originally acquired Stewart from the Chicago White Sox  in exchange for Kevin Youkilis. The 26-year-old Stewart was designated for assignment by Boston on Nov. 20 when the Red Sox needed [...]

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Here is the press release from the Red Sox: The Boston Red Sox today named Greg Colbrunn as the club’s Major League hitting coach.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington and Manager John Farrell made the announcement. Colbrunn, who played 13 years in the Majors and won a World Series with the Diamondbacks in 2001, [...]

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