Gary Tuck, the Red Sox' bullpen coach and catching instructor since 2006, has chosen to retire, reports CSNNE's Jessica Moran.
Tuck served with new manager John Farrell on Terry Francona's coaching staff from 2007-10, and had been recruited by Farrell to join him in Toronto when Farrell was named Blue Jays manager in 2011. He had agreed to remain with the Sox after Farrell's hiring in October, which made the timing of his resignation -- exactly two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers -- curious.
Tuck would have been the only member of Bobby Valentine's 2012 coaching staff to come back this season.
WEEI's Rob Bradford was first to report Tuck's departure from the team.
Lou Merloni, Trenni Kusnierek and John Farrell talk about life without David Ortiz.
Brian Bogusevic's RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox a come-from-behind, 8-7, spring training victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla.
Bogusevic, 32, an outfielder signed to a minor league deal this winter, played in Japan last season and hasn't been in the major leagues since 2015 with the Phillies.
Reliever Tyler Thornburg, acquired in the offseason trade that sent Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers, had a rough outing in his Red Sox debut. He allowed five runs (four earned), four hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning as the Red Sox fell behind 7-3 by the fourth inning.
Left-hander Roenis Elias started for Boston and allowed a first-inning home run to Byungho Park. He struck out three in two innings.
Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a double and first base prospect Sam Travis, hitting .500 this spring, tied it at 7 with an RBI double in the sixth.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said earlier Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to make his first start on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers and Chris Sale will make his first start March 6 against the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach. Rodriguez injured his knee in winter ball in Venezuela and threw his first batting practice session on Saturday.
The Red Sox next travel to Port Charlotte to play the Rays Sunday at 1:05 p.m.