Boston Red Sox Name Ex-Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. First Base Coach

The Boston Red Sox found Arnie Beyeler’s replacement.

The Red Sox hired Ruben Amaro Jr. as their new first base coach Monday. Amaro, who also will serve as Boston’s outfield instructor and assist with baserunning instruction, is under contract through 2017.

The move marks a change of pace for Amaro, who joins the Red Sox with nearly 30 years of baseball experience between his playing career and his time as a front office executive. Amaro served as senior vice president and general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies from November 2008 to September 2015 after serving as an assistant GM with the organization for 10 years. The upcoming season will be his first time coaching baseball at any level.

“I am truly honored to join the Red Sox, a first-class organization with a tremendous history,” Amaro said, according to a press release. “I was honored that (president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski) and (manager John Farrell) would consider me for this opportunity and add me to this dynamic coaching staff. I am poised, focused and ready to bring anything I can in terms of experience and knowledge to this position, and I look forward to being a part of the Boston Red Sox.”

Amaro replaces Beyeler, whose contract with the Red Sox wasn’t renewed earlier this month. Beyeler served as Boston’s first base coach/outfield instructor for the last three seasons.

Thumbnail photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

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