Report: Dave Bush favorite to Red Sox pitching coach job

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox new pitching coach could be Dave Bush. The Globe is reporting that Bush is a ‘clear front runner’ for the position.

Bush — if he receives the position — would replace Dana LeVangie, who held the position the last two seasons. It was announced on Oct. 8 that LeVangie would not return to the position.

Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Bush delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox
Dave Bush delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox (Getty Images)

He had been with the team as a coach from 2013 through 2019. LeVangie will remain with the team as a pro scout.

The 39-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native began his pro debut on July 2, 2004 with the Toronto Blue Jays. His last MLB appearance came on April 7, 2013 with the Blue Jays. He played in Major League Baseball with the Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Texas Rangers.

Bush played in the Big Leagues from 2004-2011 and again in 2013.

In between, he spent one season with SK Wyverns in the Korean Baseball league. He made his first debut with Wyverns on June 6, 2012.

His final appearance in Korea came on Oct. 4, 2012.

In 2011, he worked in a private business in Maine, but also was a coach at Bridgton Academy. He spent two seasons with MLB International as a pitching coach with national teams in China and South Africa in 2015 and 2016.

Following his stint with the MLB International, he was hired by the Red Sox as their pitching development analyst.

The Red Sox went 84-78 under Alex Cora in 2019. The team allowed 901 runs over the course of the season.

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