The Boston Red Sox have hired Will Venable to be a bench coach under Alex Cora.
Venable spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Cubs as a first- and third-base coach after a 12-year Major League career.
The Red Sox also said Jason Varitek has been named game-planning coordinator, Ramon Vazquez will be the quality control coach and interpreter, and Kevin Walker has been named bullpen coach.
\"Will is a bright, young mind that will add a lot to what is already a strong collection of coaches,\" Cora said in a statement. \"I am also pleased that both Jason and Ramon will step forward and play larger roles for us. I am thrilled to have so many great baseball minds on our staff and I look forward to their contributions as we set out to achieve our goals.\"