The Red Sox have selected Juan Nieves as their new pitching coach, a source has confirmed.Jon Heyman of CBS Sports - who was the first to report the news - said Nieves's interview with the Red Sox lasted seven hours.
Nieves beat out three other finalists -- Rick Peterson, Randy St. Claire and Steve Foster -- for the spot. ...
The 47-year-old Nieves has been the White Sox's bullpen coach for the past five seasons. Though he has never been a pitching coach at the Major League level, Nieves worked in that role in Chicago's farm system for nine years.
Nieves pitched for three seasons with Milwaukee (1986-88), throwing a no-hitter on April 15, 1987 against the Orioles.