Source: Sox shifting Bogar to bench coach

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Source: Sox shifting Bogar to bench coach

The Red Sox plan to announce their 2012 coaching staff in the next day or two, but they've apparently made a decision on what to do with at least one of the returnees.
A baseball source said Tuesday that Tim Bogar, the third-base coach since 2010, will be shifted to bench coach, with the team hiring a third-base coach -- likely Jerry Royster, a longtime friend of Valentine's -- from outside the organization.
Bogar, who played for Valentine when Valentine managed the New York Mets, has talked to the manager about serving as bench coach.
Less certain is what they plan to do about a pitching coach.
Rick Peterson, who has major league experience with the Oakland A's, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers, had great interest in the position, but has told friends in baseball that Bobby Valentine doesn't seem receptive to hiring him.
A baseball source said Brad Arnsberg, who has served as the pitching coach for Florida, Toronto and Houston, is out of the running for the Sox' staff. Arnsberg, who worked with Josh Beckett in Florida, interviewed with GM Ben Cherington on the final day of the winter meetings earlier this month.
Internally, the Red Sox could turn to Bob McClure, whom they hired earlier this offseason after McClure was fired from his position as pitching coach with the Kansas City Royals.
McClure was hired with the idea that he would serve as an instructor and scout, but he remains in the running for the pitching coach's role, too.
Finally, the team must hire a replacement for Ron Johnson at first base.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.