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Report: Red Sox to go with Nieves as pitching coach

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The Boston Red Sox apparently are close to naming Juan Nieves their pitching coach.

Nieves, a former major-league pitcher who threw a no-hitter with the Milwaukee Brewers, has worked as the Chicago White Sox's bullpen coach for the past five seasons and also in their minor-league system for nine years as a pitching coach.

ESPN.com reported that new Red Sox manager John Farrell was set to hire veteran pitching coach Rick Peterson but will go with Nieves.

Other candidates who interviewed for the job included Miami Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire and Kansas City Royals bullpen coach Steve Foster, according to ESPN.
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