• Enters his third season as Red Sox pitching coach...Was named to the position on 11/7/12.
• In 2014, Boston's relievers posted a 3.33 ERA, the lowest mark for the club since 2007 (3.10)...Oversaw a staff of 24 pitchers last season, including seven rookies.
• Served on John Farrell's staff as pitching coach for the 2014 American League All-Stars on 7/15 at MIN...Was also on Farrell's staff for the All-Star Series Japan in Nov. 2014.
• The Sox pitching staff posted a 3.79 ERA in 2013, the lowest mark for the club since 2002 (3.75 ERA)...The 3.79 ERA was sixth-best in the AL and almost a full run lower than the 2012 staff ERA of 4.70.
• Under his watch, Boston pitchers set single-season franchise records in 2013 in both SO (1,294), and SO/9.0 IP ratio (8.0)...The staff also recorded a club-record 47 double-digit SO games.
• Joined the Red Sox after 14 seasons in the CWS organization, including spending the final five years (2008-12) as the White Sox' bullpen coach.
• Working with long-time pitching coach Don Cooper, helped guide a White Sox pitching staff that posted the sixth-best ERA in the American League (4.08) from 2008-12 with the bullpen's 3.88 ERA ranking fifth in the AL in that time...CWS' pitching staff set club records in SO in three consecutive years from 2010-12, including a franchise-best 1,246 SO in 2012...The White Sox' bullpen set a record with 479 SO in 2011.
• In 2012, oversaw a CWS bullpen that used eight rookies before September...Included in that group were setup man Nate Jones, who went 8-0 with a 2.39 ERA and tied for the ML lead in relief victories, and closer Addison Reed, who tied for seventh in the AL with 29 saves.
• Spent nine years (1999-2007) as a pitching coach in the White Sox' Minor League system with stops at Rookie-level Tucson (1999-2001), Double-A Birmingham (2002-04) and Triple-A Charlotte (2005-07).
• Was chosen as the World Team's pitching coach for the 2006 All-Star Futures Game in PIT...In 2002, was the pitching coach for the Southern League West Division All-Star Team.
• In 1998-99, was the general manager/manager for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
• Began coaching career in the Yankees organization, holding the positions of pitching coach with Rookie-level Tampa (1992), Class A Oneonta (1993) and Class A Greensboro (1994, 1996), and pitching coordinator with Double-A Norwich (1995).
• Signed by MIL in 1983, the left-hander spent three seasons in the big leagues with the Brewers (1986-88), compiling a 32-25 record with one save, a 4.71 ERA and 352 SO in 94 games (81 starts).
• Set career-highs with 14 wins, 195.2 innings and 163 SO in 1987, when he ranked fifth in the AL with an average of 7.5 SO/9.0 IP.
• Became the first pitcher in Brewers history and first native of Puerto Rico to throw a no-hitter when he accomplished the feat at age 22 on 4/15/87 at BAL (128 pitches).
• Finished tied for fourth in the AL with three SHO as a rookie in 1986.
• Named Texas League Pitcher of the Year in 1985 with Double-A El Paso.
• Married to Marilia...Has four children: Natalia, Alondra, Marilia and Isabella.
• Graduated from Avon Old Farms High School in Connecticut in 1983...Compiled a career record of 19-1 with a 1.05 ERA in three years at the school...In addition to baseball, captained the cross-country and basketball teams...Is in Avon Old Farms High School's Hall of Fame.