Former Phillies GM has accepted the 1st base job with the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Former Phillies GM has accepted the 1st base job with the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Former Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has found himself a new job, with the Boston Red Sox. Amaro will take over as the Red Sox first base coach beginning next season. He has been in the front office of the Phillies organization since he retired as a player in 1998, and has not held a coaching job in MLB ever. Going from the front office to the field is an uncommon move, but Boston President Dave Dombrowski likes Amaro’s baseball knowledge and his ability to relate to players.

He very quickly reached the highest level of the front office and now he’ll try to do the same in an on-field role, which is a fascinating change of direction. In addition to serving as first base coach the Red Sox announced that Amaro will also be their outfield instructor. He will have the ability to craft what looks to be a solid outfield core that includes Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo. Only time will tell if Amaro has the same talent for coaching as he did with the Phillies front office.

Amaro is no stranger to the big leagues, before his GM days he played eight seasons in the majors as a part-time outfielder for the Phillies, Indians, and Angels and also spent parts of 10 seasons in the minors, where Amaro hit .300 with a .400 on-base percentage and more walks than strikeouts and lots of speed.

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