Ruben Amaro, Jr. to Join the Red Sox
Not in the front office.
It appears former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr will become Red Sox first base coach.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) October 24, 2015
Update: Not so fast…
While Ruben Amaro is one of small group of finalists Red Sox talking to for first base coach, source says no final decision has been made
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) October 24, 2015
This is surprising — to go from GM to first base coach. Can’t say I can recall such a stark change in job titles before, though Miami Marlins GM Dan Jennings took over as the club’s manager following Mike Redmond’s dismisal earlier this year.
Amaro probably has a goal to manage at some point, but as he has never coached since retiring as a player, he needs to get some coaching experience under his belt.