As a nod to his solid contributions with the 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox during their Governor’s Cup championship season, pitching coach Rich Sauveur was recently invited to work with Boston during last two weeks of the season alongside Pawtucket manager Arnie Beyeler.
“I want to be a pitching coach in the big leagues. I’ve wanted that ever since 2000 when I retired.”
- Rich Sauveur, interviewed recently by Brian MacPherson of The Pawtucket Journal
Sauveur just may get his wish since Boston’s coaching staff, like the rest of the club, is sure to face uncertainty and change this offseason.
“Those guys did a great job all year in Pawtucket,” wrote Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett in an e-mail. “Part of going up there is definitely a benefit for them, but also they will help handling the larger September roster and be contributing members of the staff for the remaining two weeks.”
Sauveur spent 18 seasons pitching in the big leagues with the the Pirates, Expos, Mets, Royals, White Sox and As, five of them in the majors.
Summertime is finally here
That old ballpark, man, is back in gear
Out on 49
Man I can see the lights
School’s out and the nights roll in
Man, just like a long lost friend
You ain’t seen in a while
And can’t help but smile
- Summertime, Kenny Chesney