Farrell adds Francona to All-Star coaching staff

Farrell adds Francona to All-Star coaching staff
June 11, 2014, 1:00 pm
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John Farrell and Terry Francona will be reunited on the same coaching staff this summer at the All-Star Game in Minnesota. 

After winning the 2013 World Series, Farrell earned the chance to serve as the American League All-Star manager this year. Given the ability to name his own staff, he has invited his friend aboard to share the experience.

Francona has managed the Indians for the last two seasons, but Farrell worked under Francona as a pitching coach from 2007-10 while Francona managed in Boston. Both Francona and Farrell shared an All-Star dugout for the first time in 2008 when Farrell was Francona's pitching coach at Yankee Stadium. 

Farrell also invited Ron Gardenhire of the host Twins to join the AL staff. 

All of Farrell's coaches in Boston have been invited to join him on the staff as well, including first base coach Arnie Beyeler, third base coach Brian Butterfield, hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, bullpen coach Dana LeVangie, bench coach Torey Lovullo, pitching coach Juan Nieves and assistant hitting coach Vic Rodriguez. 

The National League coaching staff will be led by St. Louis manager Mike Matheny, who invited Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle to help him in the dugout. 

The 2014 All-Star game will take place on July 15 at Target Field.