The Red Sox have decided on who will take over as Red Sox manager for the 2020 season.
(UPDATE: 4:05 p.m.) Ron Roenicke has officially been named the interim manager of the Red Sox.
“Ron’s extensive coaching and managerial experience, in addition to his familiarity with our players and staff, make him an ideal fit as we prepare for the 2020 season,” Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said in a statement that accompanied the announcement. “He has the respect of everyone in the clubhouse, and the way he carries himself and communicates will be a positive influence on our entire organization. We are confident that Ron will hit the ground running, and we’re excited to work closely with him as he leads our group forward.”
Roenicke was previously Cora’s bench coach. He also managed the Brewers from 2011 to 2015.
“He’s awesome. He knows the game incredibly well,” Matt Barnes said of Roenicke Tuesday morning. “And I think it’d be nice having somebody — a familiar face. Somebody who knows the guys, who’s been there, and has the experience that he has.”
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