Red Sox hire Jerry Narron as Roenicke’s bench coach

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP)The Boston Red Sox have named Jerry Narron to be bench coach under interim manager Ron Roenicke.

Roenicke and chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced the hiring Saturday.

The 64-year-old Narron has spent 32 years as a player and coach in the majors and was previously Boston’s bench coach in 2003. Narron was also Roenicke’s bench coach when he managed the Milwaukee Brewers for parts of five seasons from 2011-15.

Narron spent the previous three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, mostly as bench coach to another former Red Sox interim manager, Torey Lovullo.

Narron has also managed the Texas Rangers (2001-02) and Cincinnati Reds (2005-07) after playing eight big league seasons as a catcher.

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