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Red Sox name Levangie as bullpen coach

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 5, 2013 04:08 PM

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The Red Sox today named Dana Levangie as their bullpen coach.

Levangie, 43, is native of Whitman, Mass., and attended American International College in Springfield. He was drafted by the Red Sox in 1991 and played until 1996, reaching Triple A Pawtucket.

He was a catcher in the minors.

Levangie became a bullpen catcher for the Red Sox in 1997. He was promoted to professional scout in 2005 then became a major league advance scout in 2006. He will continue to assist with scouting duties.

Levangie replaces Gary Tuck, who unexpectedly retired last week.

“We are extremely pleased to add Dana to the major league staff,” John Farrell said. “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.”

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