CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was not surprised by the Boston Red Sox’s reported hiring of Carl Willis as their new pitching coach. He always felt Willis would land another big league job.
“Not this quick,” he joked.
Willis, a pitching coach with a long Major League track record, opened the season as the pitching coach for Triple-A Columbus. But Francona knew it was only a matter of time until Willis was back helping a Major League club.
“I think we all felt like we probably were the recipient of a break,” Francona said. “He’s a major league pitching coach. I thought it was really cool the way he handled (coaching at Triple-A). Carl all spring felt like it was an opportunity and he treated it that way. And he made a lot of people better.”
Willis, in addition to his big league pitching career, spent seven seasons as the…
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