Red Sox work with Katie Krall as developmental coach
According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Krall will be “helping to incorporate innovation and info into on-field work” with the team.
Krall had actually previously worked for the Cincinnati Reds company as a baseball operations expert in the previous 2 seasons. Prior to that, Krall worked in the Commissioners Office.
In 2015, Smith was employed as a striking and outfield coach for the Red Sox company, making her the very first Black female to be employed as a coach in associated baseball. Smith had previously worked internships with the baseball operations departments with the Texas Rangers and Reds.
Per Speier, Smith is being promoted to a full-time training function this year at Bostons facility in Fort Myers, Fla
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The Boston Red Sox made history today after they worked with Katie Krall to their minors coaching personnel.
Previously in the week, the New York Yankees revealed that they had hired Rachel Balkovec as supervisor of the Tampa Bay Tarpons, the Low-A affiliate of the organization. With this, Baklovec ended up being the first female manager in affiliated professional baseball. That was not the only news to break in the AL East department.
The Boston Red Sox just recently employed Katie Krall as a developmental coach for the Double-A Portland Seadogs. With Krall and Bianca Smith (hitting/outfield coach), the Red Sox are now the first organization in associated baseball to have 2 women on their training staffs.
Previously in the week, the New York Yankees revealed that they had employed Rachel Balkovec as manager of the Tampa Bay Tarpons, the Low-A affiliate of the company. With this, Baklovec ended up being the first female supervisor in associated professional baseball. Within: The Red Sox have now worked with Katie Krall as a minor league coach, making the Sox the very first org with 2 women on their training personnels.
Within: The Red Sox have now worked with Katie Krall as a minors coach, making the Sox the first org with two females on their coaching personnels. Bianca Smith: “Thats going to be history in itself … Its kind of unfortunate that its still a big deal, however were both actually thrilled about it.” https://t.co/6QlO7EIIYA
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) January 13, 2022