Boston Red Sox 2015 Minor League Staffs: Rich Gedman, Bob Kipper Move Up

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The Boston Red Sox on Thursday announced the 2015 field staffs for their minor league affiliates.

The Red Sox named the managers, coaches and trainers for their seven affiliates. None of the clubs are changing skippers, but there are a few notable changes among hitting coaches and pitching coaches.

Former Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman, who served as Double-A Portland’s hitting coach last season, will be Triple-A Pawtucket’s hitting coach in 2015. Dave Joppie, who had been Pawtucket’s hitting coach, will shift to Portland.

Bob Kipper will serve as Pawtucket’s pitching coach in 2015. Kipper was Portland’s pitching coach in 2014, but he’ll move up with former PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur resigning at the end of last season.

The complete coaching staffs are below.

Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox
Manager: Kevin Boles
Coach: Bruce Crabbe
Pitching coach: Bob Kipper
Hitting coach: Rich Gedman
Athletic trainer: Jon Jochim

Double-A Portland Sea Dogs
Manager: Billy McMillon
Pitching coach: Kevin Walker
Hitting coach: Dave Joppie
Athletic trainer: Brandon Henry

Single-A Salem Red Sox (High-A)
Manager: Carlos Febles
Pitching coach: Paul Abbott
Hitting coach: Jon Nunnally
Athletic trainer: David Herrera

Single-A Greenville Drive
Manager: Darren Fenster
Pitching coach: Walter Miranda
Hitting coach: Nelson Paulino
Athletic trainer: Satoshi Kajiyama

Single-A Lowell Spinners (Short-A)
Manager: Joe Oliver
Pitching coach: Lance Carter
Hitting coach: Iggy Suarez
Athletic trainer: Nick Faciana

Rookie Ball: Gulf Coast Red Sox
Manager: Tom Kotchman
Pitching coach: Goose Gregson
Pitching coach: Dick Such
Hitting coach: Junior Zamora
Coach: Dave Tomlin
Athletic trainer: Mauricio Elizondo
Strength and conditioning coach: Edgar Barreto

Rookie Ball: Dominican Summer League
Manager: Jose Zapata
Pitching coach: Randor Bierd
Pitching coach: Oscar Lira
Hitting coach: Wilton Veras
Coach: Aly Gonzalez
Coaching assistant: Claudio Sanchez
Bench coach: TBA
Athletic trainer: Guillermo Hinojosa
Strength and conditioning coordinator: Antonio Diaz

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@JeffMaineSports

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