Tim Bogar, please step up

Sox bench coach is furthering his baseball education under Bobby Valentine

Updated: December 30, 2011, 6:52 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar has been accepted to graduate school, and his courses for a master's degree in baseball have already begun.

Bogar, 45, enters his fourth year with the Red Sox after serving as the club's third-base coach the past two seasons and as the first-base coach in 2009. The former big leaguer was recently named as manager Bobby Valentine's bench coach for 2012.

Sitting next to Valentine in the dugout every game will no doubt be a valuable learning experience ...

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