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.

Porcello loses 10th game as Red Sox fall to Twins, 4-1

Porcello loses 10th game as Red Sox fall to Twins, 4-1

BOSTON - Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Kepler also had an RBI single, and Miguel Sano added an RBI double to help the Twins improve to 24-11 on the road.

Mejia (3-3) allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one. On Friday night at Cleveland, the rookie left-hander held the Indians to two hits over five innings in a victory.

Brandon Kintzler got the final three outs for his 21st save.

Boston starter Rick Porcello (4-10) gave up four runs on six hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two. It was his 14th straight start going at least six innings, the AL's longest active streak.

Red Sox manager John Farrell was back in the dugout after serving a one-game suspension Tuesday for poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an argument Saturday.