The Boston Red Sox are reportedly hoping to name their new pitching coach Tuesday and Orioles director of pitching development Rick Peterson, who interviewed Saturday, is rumored to be the man to lead John Farrell’s staff.
Peterson, 58, coached Farrell, the Red Sox new manager, when Farrell was a pitcher in the Cleveland Indians’ minor league system. They go way back.
And there’s no question that Peterson, pitching’s professor of biomechanics, did an excellent job with the Orioles’ minor leaguers and should get another shot in the big leagues. (He has been the pitching coach for the Oakland Athletics, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers.)