A few Red Sox notes . . .

A few Red Sox notes today:

• Craig Counsell has withdrawn his name from consideration for the hitting coach position, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. That leaves four candidates: Greg Colbrunn, Scott Fletcher, Victor Rodriguez and Rick Schu.

It is believed the Red Sox will hire one of the candidates as the hitting coach and somebody else from that group as the assistant. Many teams are going with two hitting coaches now given all the video work the job entails now.

The job will probably be filled this week. That will complete the coaching staff.


• Infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr., who was designated for assignment last week, cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple A Pawtucket. DeJesus was one of the players obtained from the Dodgers on Aug. 25.

• The Red Sox signed RHPs David Carpenter and Sandy Rosario to minor league contracts. They were designated for assignment last week.

• Outfielder Bryce Brentz was named to the Arizona Fall League All-Prospect team as selected by the mangers and coaches. Brentz hit .297 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 17 games.

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