Boston Red Sox

Aug 18, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (20) and Boston Red Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie (60) look on from the dugout during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt McCarthy,

The Red Sox have made the first of many changes this offseason, removing Dana LeVangie from his role as the team’s pitching coach.

LeVangie, who has worked in many capacities in the organization over the last three decades, will continue with the team in a scouting role. He spent the past two years as pitching coach and oversaw a staff that helped lead the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series title but experienced a major regression in 2019.

Assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister will not reprise that role in 2020, but will continue serving in the team’s front office as the Vice President of Pitching Development. He will primarily work with minor league pitchers.

Advance scouting head Steve Langone will not return in his current capacity and has accepted a pro scouting position with the team.

The Sox also officially announced that assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett will not return next season.

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