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Former GM Amaro set to take first-base coach gig with Boston

In an unconventional move, former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is set to become the Red Sox new first-base coach.


By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
October 24, 2015 9:15 PM EST.
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Ruben Amaro Jr. is set to become the first-base coach for the Boston Red Sox, according to the Boston Globe.

Amaro was fired as the Phillies general manager on Sept. 10 and has been silent about any future plans. He had worked in the Phillies' front office since after the 1998 season, his final year as a player, becoming GM in November 2008.

Amaro played parts of eight seasons as a reserve outfielder from 1991-98. He retired as a career .235/.310/.353 (80 OPS+) hitter with 16 home runs in 485 career games.

The move from the front office to the field is unconventional, but it may indicate an interest on Amaro's part to pursue a managerial career.

The Red Sox fired first base coach Arnie Beyeler on the final day of the regular season. The rest of the coaching staff -- including manager John Farrell, whose cancer is now in remission -- will return for 2016.

Farrell and Amaro were teammates with Cleveland during the 1995 season.

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