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Source: McClure to be pitching coach

Updated: December 22, 2011, 1:29 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox will name Bob McClure their next pitching coach, a team source told ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald.

An announcement could come as soon as Thursday.

McClure has been under contract with the Red Sox since late November as a special assignment scout and instructor after being let go by the Kansas City Royals.

McClure had been pitching coach for the Royals from 2006-11, notably helping tutor Zack Greinke to the AL Cy Young Award in 2009, but was not retained ...

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