The Boston Red Sox officially named Will Venable their new bench coach and gave Jason Varitek a new title as they finalized their 2021 coaching staff on Friday.

Varitek, who has been with the Red Sox since his playing career began in 1997, was made the team’s “game planning coordinator,” a newly created position on the coaching staff. The longtime catcher, who retired after the 2011 season, has served as a Red Sox special assistant/catching coach since 2012.

Kevin Walker was named the Red Sox’ new bullpen coach, which was the last remaining vacancy on the coaching staff after the team didn’t renew Craig Bjornson’s contract. Walker was the Red Sox’ assistant pitching coach in 2020, his first season on a major-league coaching staff, after spending the previous 11 seasons as a pitching coach within the organization.

Ramón Vázquez, who has spent the last three seasons as a coach, was made the team’s quality control coach and interpreter. Dave Bush (pitching coach), Tim Hyers (hitting coach), Peter Fatse (assistant hitting coach), Tom Goodwin (first base coach), and Carlos Febles (third base coach) will resume their roles to round out manager Alex Cora’s coaching staff.

“Now that our coaching staff is set, we’re excited to get to work and dedicate ourselves to getting the most out of our players,” Cora said in a statement. “Will is a bright, young mind that will add a lot to what is already a strong collection of coaches. I am also pleased that both Jason and Ramón will step forward and play larger roles for us. I am thrilled to have so many great baseball minds on our staff and I look forward to their contributions as we set out to achieve our goals.”

The 38-year-old Venable has spent the last three seasons on the Cubs’ coaching staff, two as a first-base coach and one as a third-base coach. A former player who spent 12 seasons in the majors, Venable reportedly interviewed for the Red Sox’ managerial job last month and is widely considered a future manager in the game.