Source: Will Venable to be named next Red Sox bench coach


It appears as though Alex Cora has found his next bench coach.

According to a major league source, Will Venable will become Cora's next right-hand man. Venable, who is currently the Cubs third base coach, interviewed for the Red Sox manager job before Cora secured the position.

The Red Sox have not confirmed the hire.

The 38-year-old Venable is considered a rising star in the coaching ranks, having manned the Cubs' first-base coaching box for two season before moving over across the diamond in 2020.

Prior to his on-field duties Venable had been a special assistant to team president Theo Epstein in 2017.

Venable played. both basketball and baseball at Princeton prior to a professional baseball career that included nine years in the major leagues. An outfielder, he last played in 2016.

Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports was first to surface Venable's name as a possibility for the bench coach job.