Curt Young Heads back to Oakland

October 21, 2011

 

CURT YOUNG NAMED OAKLAND ATHLETICS PITCHING
COACH

 

BOSTON, MA —
Curt Young, the
Red Sox pitching coach last season, was today named pitching coach of the
Oakland Athletics.

 

Appointed as Red Sox pitching coach on November 2, 2010,
Young guided the team to a 4.20 ERA (680 ER/1,457.1 IP) in 2011, with Boston
pitchers allowing the American League's third-fewest hits (1,366) and combining
to rank third in the circuit in opponent batting average (.247).  The team's
1,213 strikeouts were the third most in franchise history, including a
club-record 479 strikeouts out of the bullpen.  Under Young, Red Sox relievers
led the Majors with a 1.20 WHIP and paced the AL in opponent batting average
(.228) and opponent on-base percentage (.303).

 

With the Athletics, the
51-year-old Young returns to the organization with which he has spent 23 years,
most recently as Major League pitching coach from 2004-10.  Originally selected
by the A's in the fourth round of the 1981 June Draft, he pitched parts of 10
Major League seasons with Oakland  (1983-91, 1993) and began his coaching career
in the club's minor league system in 2000.

 

— RED SOX