Red Sox Interview Jim Hickey for Pitching Coach Vacancy

Brian Hines
Contributing Writer

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After the Red Sox announced Alex Cora as the club's 47th manager in team history on Sunday, it appears they are starting to fill out the rest of his staff. Cora, serving as the Astros bench coach, won't be able to be introduced until after the World Series.

As the staff begins to be filled, it appears the Red Sox will target Jim Hickey for their pitching coach vacancy. The former Ray's coach has already interviewed for the position, according to multiple sources.

Hickey has been in Tampa Bay since 2006, turning one of the worst pitching staffs into a quality unit. He has experience working with former Red Sox pitcher David Price during that time. The majority of time Hickey spent in Tampa was under current Cubs manager Joe Maddon. It came to no surprise that Hickey met with Maddon and the Cubs on Monday to discuss their opening at pitching coach. Hickey is also drawing interest from the St. Louis Cardinals, who already have interviewed the 56-year old.