Red Sox find their new pitching coach in Dave Bush

Rob Bradford
October 31, 2019 - 8:18 am

The changes keep on coming for the Red Sox.

According to a major league source, the team has identified Dave Bush as its new pitching coach. The soon-to-be 40-year-old spent last year as the organization's minor-league pitching coordinator, having joined the Red Sox in 2016 as a pitching development analyst.

(The Boston Globe was first to report Bush was close to being named as the new pitching coach, with the Globe and Barstool Sports first identifying the deal's completion Wednesday night.)

Bush, who spent nine years in the major leagues with the Blue Jays, Brewers and Rangers, replaces Dana LeVangie, who has been reassigned to the pro scouting dept. The Red Sox are also presumably looking for a new assistant pitching coach, as well, with Brian Bannister now focusing on the minor leagues.

After finishing off his playing career Bush spent time at Bridgton Academy (Maine), serving as the private high school's pitching coach. Upon joining the Red Sox in 2016 he teamed with Bannister to spearhead the organization's focus when it came to pitching and analytics.