Yankees Bench Coach Tony Pena to Interview for Red Sox Managerial Position


Yankees Bench Coach Tony Pena to Interview for Red Sox Managerial PositionTony Pena
is interviewing with his former employer, the Boston Red Sox.

A bench
coach for the Yankees since 2009, Pena took advantage of the team’s day off on
Monday ?? since they’re in the middle of the American League Championship
Series ?? to become the second candidate to interview for the position.

While the Red Sox evaluate Pena’s
status for the managerial vacancy, let’s take a look at the 55-year-old’s résumé.


— Guided Aguilas Cibaenas to Dominican Winter League championships in 1998
and 2000 while leading them to Caribbean Series in 2001

— Served as manager of the New Orleans Zephyrs from 1999 to 2001,
compiling a record of 205-216

— Led Zephyrs to Pacific Coast League championship in 2001 and best record
in franchise history

— Managed Kansas City Royals from 2002 to 2005, amassing record of 198-285

— Honored as American League Manager of the Year Award in 2003 after
guiding Royals to first winning record since 1994

— Served as first-base coach for the Yankees from 2005 to 2008

— Promoted to bench coach under Yankees manager Joe Girardi in 2009, the
same year New York captured a World Series championship

Playing Experience

— Played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pirates, Cardinals,
Red Sox, Indians, White Sox and Astros

— Selected to five All-Star games and won four Gold Gloves as a catcher

— Hit 17 home runs, 161 RBIs and batted .234 in four seasons with the Red

Special Skills

— Speaks English and Spanish

— Experience working and playing in large media markets

— Former Red Sox player

Photo via Flickr/Keith Allison

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