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Juan Nieves a ‘natural fit’ for Red Sox

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Juan Nieves had ample credentials to become the next pitching coach of the Red Sox, having pitched in the major leagues for three seasons before embarking on an 18-year coaching career with the Yankees and White Sox.

In his 14 seasons with Chicago, the last five as the bullpen coach, Nieves worked closely with pitching coach Don Cooper, one of the best in the game.

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