The Boston Red Sox reportedly have made an addition to Alex Cora’s coaching staff.
Will Venable will be the team’s bench coach in 2021, according to WEEI’s Rob Bradford.
Update: Per source, Will Venable will be the Red Sox bench coach https://t.co/3uwcYTvzTc
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) November 17, 2020
Venable was a candidate for the Red Sox managerial position prior to Cora’s hiring. He served in the Chicago Cubs front office as an assistant to Theo Epstein in 2017-18, became the team’s first-base coach in 2018-19, and then the third-base coach in 2020.
A former outfielder, Venable played in the majors for nine seasons with the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers.