BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox today named Dana Levangie as the team's major league bullpen coach. Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington and Manager John Farrell made the announcement. Levangie fills the role of Gary Tuck, who retired last week after spending six seasons in that position.
Levangie, 43, has spent the past seven seasons (2006-12) as a major league advance scout for the Red Sox. In addition to his duties as bullpen coach, he will continue to assist in advance scouting for the club.
Including his playing career, Levangie has spent 22 years in professional baseball, all of them in the Red Sox organization. Prior to his time on the major league scouting staff, he was a pro scout for the team in 2005. The 2013 season will mark Levangie's return to the bullpen, as he held the position of bullpen catcher for eight years from 1997 through 2004.
"We are extremely pleased to add Dana to the major league staff," said Farrell. "He has been a valuable asset to the Red Sox in a variety of roles and his vast knowledge of the Major Leagues, particularly the American League, will enable him to make an impact on our staff and with our bullpen."
A 14th-round selection of the Red Sox in the June 1991 Draft, Levangie, a former catcher, played six seasons in Boston's minor league system, and reached Triple-A Pawtucket in 1995 before joining the major league staff in 1997. The Whitman, MA native is a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School and attended both Cape Cod Community College and American International College. Levangie currently resides in East Bridgewater, MA.
With the addition of Levangie (#58), the Red Sox have finalized their 2013 major league coaching staff: Manager John Farrell (#53), Bench Coach Torey Lovullo (#17), Pitching Coach Juan Nieves (#47), Hitting Coach Greg Colbrunn (#28), Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Rodriguez (#57), First Base Coach Arnie Beyeler (#43) and Third Base Coach Brian Butterfield (#13).