The Red Sox have officially filled all their vacant major league coaching positions.
With the news of the hiring of assistant hitting coach Peter Fatse and pitching coach Dave Bush having previously been reported, the lone spot on Alex Cora's coaching staff that remained a mystery was assistant pitching coach, a position Brian Bannister left to spend his time working with minor-leaguers. The Red Sox announced Thursday afternoon that Kevin Walker would be filling that spot.
The 43-year-old Walker had served as the Pawtucket Red Sox' pitching coach for the past two seasons, having spent the last 11 seasons in the Red Sox organization. He pitched in the major leagues from 1995-2008.
Another new name announced by the team was Rey Fuentes, who has been hired as the Red Sox' Mental Skills Coordinator, having spent the previous seven years with the Cubs.