Pink Sox reportedly near hiring Andrew Bailey as pitching coach

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Bailey already has shut ties with Craig Breslow, with the duo spending 5 years collectively as teammates.

San Francisco Giants pitching coach Andrew Bailey against the Philadelphia Phillies during a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, May 15, 2023.
Andrew Bailey is reportedly set to affix Alex Cora’s teaching employees in 2024. (AP Picture/Jeff Chiu)

Only a few weeks after the Pink Sox employed former reduction pitcher and 2013 World Collection champion Craig Breslow as their new head of baseball operations, Boston is reportedly including one other ex-bullpen arm to Alex Cora’s teaching employees.

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Pink Sox are near hiring Andrew Bailey because the staff’s subsequent pitching coach. Alex Speier of The Boston Globe later confirmed that Boston is nearing an settlement with the 39-year-old Bailey, who spent the final 4 years because the Giants’ pitching coach. 

Bailey, who pitched for the Pink Sox in 2012 and 2013, is predicted to take over for Dave Bush — who was fired as Boston’s pitching coach shortly after the top of the 2023 common season.

The 2009 AL Rookie of the Yr already has an in depth bond with Breslow, with the duo spending 5 years collectively as teammates with each the A’s and Pink Sox.

Bailey nonetheless serves on the board because the director of growth of the Strike 3 Basis, the charity Breslow created to assist analysis of pediatric most cancers.

However even together with his connections to Breslow, it was removed from a assure that Boston was going to reel in Bailey — who was well-regarded in MLB circles for his teaching resume with each the Giants and Angels.

It was reported on Monday that Bailey interviewed for the Yankees’ vacant bench coach place — a coveted place increased up on the managerial meals chain. Aaron Boone’s earlier bench coach, Carlos Mendoza, was launched because the Mets’ supervisor on Monday. 

However primarily based on Rosenthal and Speier’s stories, it looks like Breslow and the Pink Sox received their man.

The Pink Sox have loads of work to do in the case of bolstering a lackluster pitching personnel that ranked twenty first in MLB final season in ERA (4.52). The case could be made that Boston must signal not less than one or two influence starters to raise a rotation that labored by way of most of 2023 on account of accidents and ineffective play.

However a coach with Bailey’s resume ought to be capable to assist Cora and his employees proper the ship after posting a 78-84 report final season.