Red Sox manager Farrell wants team to hire Peterson

The Sports Xchange
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The Boston Red Sox are expected to name their new pitching coach on Tuesday and a source told ESPN Boston that new manager John Farrell wants the team to hire Rick Peterson.
Peterson, a longtime major-league pitching coach, interviewed for the job on Saturday. Peterson met with general manager Ben Cherington, CEO Larry Lucchino, vice president/assistant general manager Mike Hazen and Farrell. The source said that the interview went "very well."
Farrell had Peterson as a coach when he pitched in the Cleveland Indians minor-league system.
Peterson, 58, served as pitching coach for the Oakland A's, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He was the pitching coordinator for the Baltimore Orioles this past season.
Three others have reportedly interviewed for the job, including Chicago White Sox bullpen coach Juan Nieves.