Red Sox hire former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to ... coach first base?


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Baseball null In a bizarre twist of career path, former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is joining the Boston Red Sox as a first base coach, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.It appears former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr will become Red Sox first base coach.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) October 24, 2015Amaro, who has no coaching experience, was fired in Philadelphia in September after spending 17 years in the organization’s front office as an assistant GM and GM. He joined the club’s front office in 1998 immediately after his seven-year playing career — the final two with the Phillies. MORE: 5 possible replacements for Don Mattingly in L.A. | World Series 2015: TV schedule for Royals vs. MetsThe Boston Globe reported earlier in the month that Amaro is interested in managing, so maybe joining the Red Sox in his new role is the first step in that process. The Phillies replaced Amaro on Friday with Matt Klentak as the team’s new GM.