Talk of Gary DiSarcina rejoining the Red Sox organization began to heat up at the Winter Meetings, when he received permission to meet with team officials about the managing job at Pawtucket. Before DiSarcina left Nashville, where he was special assistant to Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, he had the job.
DiSarcina, who grew up in Billerica and lives in Plymouth, said the lure of returning home to manage again was the deciding factor in his decision. DiSarcina thanked Dipoto for allowing him to pursue the job. after the Red Sox asked permission to speak to him.