Dana LeVangie out as Red Sox pitching coach amid offseason shakeup

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Red Sox' offseason facelift continues.

The Red Sox announced a number of coaching changes Tuesday, most notably that pitching coach Dana LeVangie has been re-assigned to a pro scouting position with Boston.

Here are the other changes:

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-- Assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister has been reassigned to vice president of pitching development, focusing on the team's pitcher development programs in the minors.

-- Manager of advanced scouting Steve Langone will join LeVangie as a Red Sox pro scout.

-- Assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett won't return to the team.

LeVangie took over as Red Sox pitching coach in November 2017, and he and Bannister oversaw a Boston rotation that pitched very well in 2018 en route to a World Series title.

But that rotation went off the rails in 2019, posting a collective 4.95 ERA that ranked 20th in baseball and was a big reason why the Red Sox missed the playoffs.

Boston's coaching staff reshuffling after it fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in early September. The Red Sox still don't have a replacement for Dombrowski, and it's unclear who will take over as pitching coach, but ownership appears intent on shaking things up after a disappointing 2019 campaign.

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