The fallout from a disappointing Red Sox season continued Tuesday.
Decisions have been made on pitching coach Dana LeVangie, advance scouting manager Steve Langone, assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister and assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett.
LeVangie and Langone have been reassigned as pro scouts, Bannister will focus on pitching development in the minor leagues and Barkett will not return for a third season. Boston released a morning statement announcing the changes.
The Red Sox struggled on the mound throughout the 2019 season, finishing 19th in the big leagues with a 4.70 earned-run average. Boston’s bullpen blew 28 saves – only the Athletics, Nationals and Mariners were more wasteful with late-game leads. Chris Sale, David Price and Nathan Eovaldi each spent extended time on the injured list.
Boston’s difficulties in certain situations with men on base were also a departure from the 2018 World Series champions. The Red Sox managed just 39 hits – 12 for extra bases – while striking out 37 times with the bases loaded this season. Boston collected 54 hits – 25 for extra bases – and struck out just 31 times in the same situation in 2018.