Coaching and Managing

The current manager for the Boston Red Sox is John Farrell. Farrell was the pitching coach for the Red Sox for years previous to being manager. Such a position change is not too uncommon in the MLB, as many teams undergo the same change. The Cincinnati Reds of the National League Central Division also promoted their pitching coach, Bryan Price, to manager after firing Dusty Baker. Baker was the previous manager under whom the Reds had found minimal success with.