Hello and Happy New Year, Spinners fans!
The Red Sox just announced the Lowell Spinners manager and pitching coach for the 2007 season, rounding out the coaching staff. The positions will be as follows:
MANAGER: Jon Deeble
PITCHING COACH: Ace Adams
HITTING COACH: Alan Mauthe
Deeble and Adams will team up in 2007 in the same roles they had with the Spinners in 2003. Mauthe has been the Spinners hitting coach since 2004.
Deeble was instrumental in the Red Sox signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka last month as the Red Sox Pacific Rim Coordinator. He also managed the Australian national team in the last two Summer Olympics, including a silver medal finish in 2004, and he managed the Australian entry in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Click here for the official release from the Red Sox: Deeble named manager of Single-A Lowell.
It should be a great season!