Friday, January 9, 2004
Mills, Jones join Francona's staff
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox hired Brad Mills as bench coach and
Lynn Jones as first-base coach on Friday and said three other
coaches from last year's staff will return to work with new manager
Mills went to college with Francona and worked with him with the Montreal Expos and Philadelphia Phillies. Jones had been a first-base coach with the Florida Marlins and Kansas City Royals.
Hitting coach Ron Jackson, pitching coach Dave Wallace and
bullpen coach Euclides Rojas will return, as will former pitching
coach Tony Cloninger, in a different role that has yet to be
determined. The team is still looking for a third-base coach.