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Alex Reimer
October 26, 2017 - 1:48 pm
The mass exodus of Red Sox coaches continues. The Cubs announced Thursday they’ve added third base coach Brian Butterfield and hitting coach Chili Davis to their staff. Earlier in the day, pitching coach Carl Willis returned to his old position with the Indians. The exits aren’t surprising,...
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Terry Francona (right) and Brian Butterfield exchange words, jokingly.
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John Tomase
August 02, 2017 - 6:34 pm
Terry Francona knows the quickest path under Brian Butterfield's skin: impugn Tom Brady. The Red Sox third base coach is an unabashed Patriots fan and Brady lover. The Indians manager is an unrepentant ball buster. On Monday night, TV cameras caught them exchanging what appeared to be heated words...
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Home plate umpire Scott Barry ejects Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield in Thursday's loss to the Tigers. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 18, 2016 - 2:26 pm
The umpires didn't cost the Red Sox Thursday's ballyhooed matinee with the Tigers. Their bullpen did. But that didn't stop the Sox from steaming over a peculiar play that didn't go their way in the second inning. With one out and J.D. Martinez on first, Casey McGehee sent a sinking liner to center...
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Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays gestures after getting punched by Rougned Odor of the Rangers. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
John Tomase
May 16, 2016 - 3:26 pm
KANSAS CITY -- Brian Butterfield doesn't typically condone violence on a baseball field, but in the case of Rougned Odor and Jose Bautista on Sunday night, he'll allow it. Butterfield is uniquely qualified to dissect the play that led to Odor landing an overhand right flush to Bautista's jaw. Not...
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Rob Bradford
May 10, 2016 - 7:58 pm
Maybe Travis Shaw would have gotten six hits in his last two games without it. But we'll never know. For now, we will have to assume Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield's attempt to poke the bear (or in this case, the Buckeye) was just what the doctor ordered. According to Shaw, this is what...
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Brian Butterfield
August 27, 2015 - 12:51 pm
This week in Chicago saw Hanley Ramirez begin to learn the fundamentals of playing first base from infield and third base coach Brian Butterfield. Although the team would likely want to see what they have in him at the position, there is no rush. "There's no timetable," Butterfield said to WEEI.com...
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Brian Butterfield
Ryan Hannable
June 04, 2015 - 4:40 pm
Anytime a third base coach talks to the media following a game, something likely went wrong. In the case of Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield Thursday, in a 4-4 game in the seventh inning he tried to score Mike Napoli from first base with two outs on a bloop hit, but the first baseman was...
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Brian Butterfield
September 28, 2014 - 11:38 am
As former and current Red Sox players honored Derek Jeter at Fenway Park prior to the final game of his 20-year career, it was the presence of Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield that had special significance. Butterfield has an interesting history with the Yankees superstar. He first...
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August 04, 2014 - 4:21 am
Red Sox infield coach Brian Butterfield doesn't know if the move to third base affected Xander Bogaerts ' offensive production. Butterfield has no way to find out the answer to that question. That being said, Butterfield has noticed a difference in the 21-year-old in the days since the team...
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May 22, 2014 - 9:59 am
Red Sox third base coach and infield instructor Brian Butterfield was a guest on The Bradfo Show podcast Wednesday to discuss the team's infield issues. To hear the info, check the WEEI on demand page . With Stephen Drew re-signing, Xander Bogaerts is headed to third base, something that initially...
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