Dave Bush will become Red Sox new pitching coach

Dave Bush (right), seen here in spring training last February working with assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, is apparently set to be named the new Red Sox picthing coach.

The Red Sox finalized an agreement to elevate minor league pitching coordinator of performance Dave Bush to the role of pitching coach, according to a major league source.

Bush joined the Red Sox in 2016 as an analyst working with minor leaguers before moving into a coordinator role following the 2018 season. Hehas worked with numerous Red Sox prospects on pitch design and pitch mixes, trying to maximize the effectiveness of their arsenals. In 2019, he also joined the big league team for multiple stretches, assisting former pitching coach Dana LeVangie.

Bush emerged as the clear front-runner from a pool of five candidates interviewed by the Red Sox this offseason prior to the hiring of Chaim Bloom as the team chief baseball officer.