Red Sox officially hire Carl Willis as pitching coach

Ryan Hannable
May 09, 2015 - 2:05 pm

After about 24 hours of speculation, the Red Sox have officially hired Carl Willis as their new pitching coach after Juan Nieves was fired on Thursday. Willis comes from the Columbus Clippers, the Indians' Triple-A affiliate, although he does have plenty of major league experience. He was the Indians' pitching coach from 2003-09 and the Mariners' pitching coach from 2010-12. He was with Cleveland for the entirety of manager John Farrell'€™s stint as the organization'€™s Director of Player Development from November 2001-2006 and rejoined the Indians as a special assistant to baseball operations in 2014. Willis' first day will be Sunday in Toronto. For more Red Sox news, check out