With all the talk about Japanese import Daisuke Matsuzaka over the past few days, you may have missed a bit of speculation linking former Spinners skipper Luis Alicea to the big club’s First Base Coach opening. Nick Cafardo reports:
“…Epstein also said he’s looking for an infield specialist to coach first base. He hopes to have an internal choice, and it could be former Sox infielder Luis Alicea.”
Alicea managed the Spinners to their best ever record in his second season at the helm in 2005. He spent 2006 with the Greenville Drive and is spending this fall as manager in the Arizona Fall League.