Peterson passed over for Red Sox pitching coach

Peterson passed over for Red Sox pitching coach
November 7, 2012, 2:45 pm
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Rick Peterson has been passed over for the Boston Red Sox pitching coach.

According to news reports, the Red Sox have chosen Chicago White Sox bullpen coach Juan Nieves for the job.

Nieves pitched one of six no-hitters against the Orioles. In 1987, Nieves threw one when he was with Milwaukee.

Peterson will presumably remain as the Orioles’ director of pitching development, a job he took early this year. He received much praise for implementing a biomechanics program for pitchers and for the improvement in minor league performance.

He was interviewed last Saturday, a session that was delayed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to his hometown of Belmar, N.J.

Two teams, Toronto and Colorado, have yet to hire managers. Art Howe, who had Peterson as a pitching coach in Oakland and New York, has expressed interest in the Blue Jays job. If Howe gets the position, Peterson would be expected to be a prime candidate to join him in Toronto.