Jun 2, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Boston Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck (57) before their game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Bullpen Coach Gary Tuck Packs It In

The lone Red Sox coaching holdout from the disastrous 2012 season, bullpen coach Gary Tuck, resigned Wednesday afternoon citing personal reasons. That makes it a clean sweep kids. Virtually no one on the 2012 coaching staff will be held over when the 2013 season starts.

When Tuck informed Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington of his intentions Cherington said that Boston will be looking internally within the organization to replace Tuck.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said, as reported by the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, “He felt it was time to retire. Talented guy. Will miss him.”

Hmm, let’s see. Is there anyone in the organization who has recently become affiliated with the Red Sox shortly after his retirement that might fill this void. Hey wait, what about that Varitek guy?

Waiting in the wings as well is Rich Gedman – currently employed in the minors as a hitting coach – another former Boston catcher who had a strong relationship with pitchers and catchers during his playing days with the Red Sox.

A change would do you good
A change would do you good
- A Change Would Do You Good, Sheryl Crow 

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