PawSox to Announce DiSarcina as New Manager
Today won’t be your typical off-season Friday at McCoy Stadium. At high noon, inside the home clubhouse, the Red Sox will introduce Gary DiSarcina as the new manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
DiSarcina, 45, was a 12-year Major League shortstop (1989-2000) with the Angels and was an All-Star in 1995. A native of Billerica, Ma., DiSarcina was the minor league field coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. He was promoted to Special Assistant to Angels’ General Manager Jerry Dipito in October.
Today marks a return to the Red Sox system for DiSarcina who managed the short-season Lowell Spinners from 2007-09. During that span, the Spinners went 125-99 (.558) and finished first in the division in ’08 and ’09.
Interestingly enough, DiSarcina signed a minor league free agent deal with Boston in 2002 and played in 35 games with the PawSox before retiring on July 15. His last professional at-bat came right here at McCoy.
As I wrote about in October when he was named Special Assistant to Dipito, Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks credits DiSarcina for helping him develop defensively.
DiSarcina fills the void of former PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler who was recently named Red Sox first base coach.