Boston Red Sox

Apr 5, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Boston Red Sox bench coach Ron Roenicke against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the home opener at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

Manager Ron Roenicke will not return to the Boston Red Sox in 2021, the team announced Sunday.

The announcement was made by Red Sox front office head Chaim Bloom.

“Throughout this difficult season, Ron’s consistency and professionalism kept the environment in our clubhouse productive and gave all of our players room to grow and develop,” Bloom’s statement read. “While we believe that, moving forward, we will benefit from new leadership and new energy, that does not diminish how strongly we feel about Ron. He is a man of the highest character who cares about our players and the Red Sox organization. As bench coach, he helped this team win a world championship. As manager, he showed poise and leadership in navigating an extremely challenging year.

“We are grateful for all of his contributions in our uniform.”

Roenicke, who originally served as the team’s bench coach on Alex Cora’s staff in 2018 and 2019, was promoted to interim manager in February, and had the interim tag removed two months later.

He went 23-36 in his lone season as Boston’s manager.

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