The Red Sox’ 2020 coaching staff appears to be set after the team officially announced some additions on Thursday afternoon.
Dave Bush, as the Herald reported Wednesday night, has been made the Red Sox’ new pitching coach. The 39-year-old former pitcher has been with the organization since 2016, when he was hired to be a pitching development analyst.
Bush served as the Red Sox’ minor league pitching coordinator in 2019 prior to this promotion, where he will replace Dana LeVangie, who was reassigned as a scout.
Bush will be joined by Kevin Walker, who was promoted to assistant pitching coach. The 43-year-old Walker has spent the last 11 seasons with the organization, including the last two as Triple-A Pawtucket’s pitching coach.
Peter Fatse was announced as the Red Sox’ assistant hitting coach, where the 32-year-old will work under hitting coach Tim Hyers. The Holyoke, Mass., native spent the 2019 season as the Twins’ minor league hitting coordinator, his first coaching role with a major league team.
Rey Fuentes was named the Red Sox’ mental skills coordinator. Fuentes, 40, spent the last seven seasons with the Cubs.
The coaching staff:
Manager — Alex Cora
Bench coach — Ron Roenicke
Hitting coach — Tim Hyers
Assistant hitting coach — Peter Fatse
Pitching coach — Dave Bush
Assistant pitching coach — Kevin Walker
Bullpen coach — Craig Bjornson
First base coach — Tom Goodwin
Third base coach — Carlos Febles
Coach — Ramón Vázquez