Kevin Boles

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Kevin Boles
Boston Red Sox
Minor league manager
Born: (1975-01-16) January 16, 1975 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Kevin Patrick Boles (born January 16, 1975, at Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional baseball manager. On December 18, 2013, Boles was named the 2014 manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.[1][2] He is the son of former Florida Marlins manager John Boles.[3]

Brief minor-league playing career[edit]

Kevin Boles graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School (Sarasota, Florida)[4] and the University of South Florida, where he received a bachelor's degree in communications. A catcher, he was selected in the 42nd round of the June 1998 amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs and played one season of professional baseball, appearing in 20 games (11 in the field) for the 1998 Williamsport Cubs of the Short Season-A New York-Penn League. Boles collected seven hits in 34 at bats, with one double and three runs batted in, for a batting average of .206. He played errorless ball in the field, but allowed six stolen bases in as many attempts. The 5 foot, 11 inch (1.8 m), 185-pound (84 kg) Boles batted left-handed and threw right-handed.[4]

As a manager[edit]

Boles' appointment as manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox represented his first assignment at the highest level of minor league baseball.

He began his managing career in the Marlins' farm system in 2000 in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, and, in addition to the Marlins and Red Sox, he has worked in the organizations of the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. He has managed at the full-season Class A level with the Beloit Snappers, Quad Cities River Bandits, Fort Myers Miracle, Greenville Drive and Salem Red Sox.

In 2013, Boles spent his third consecutive season as skipper of the Portland Sea Dogs, the Red Sox' Double-A Eastern League affiliate.[5] Each of his Portland teams finished below .500, compiling a composite record of 195–229 (.460), but Boles' Seadogs developed players such as Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Drake Britton, Will Middlebrooks, Junichi Tazawa, Alex Wilson and Brandon Workman, who all contributed materially to the MLB Red Sox' 2013 American League pennant and World Series triumph.

In 2014, Boles led Pawtucket to a 79–65 record, a wild-card playoff berth, and the fourth Governors' Cup championship in club history. The 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox also developed Major League prospects Matt Barnes, Mookie Betts, Garin Cecchini, Rubby De La Rosa, Henry Owens, Anthony Ranaudo, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez, Allen Webster and others.

Through 2014, Boles' 14-season regular-season managerial record was 876 victories and 851 defeats (.507).[3][6] The PawSox' 2014 International League title is the second of his career; his 2003 AZL Royals Blue team captured the Rookie-level Arizona League championship.

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Preceded by
Gabe Kapler
Greenville Drive manager
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Billy McMillon
Preceded by
Chad Epperson
Salem Red Sox manager
2010
Succeeded by
Bruce Crabbe
Preceded by
Arnie Beyeler
Portland Sea Dogs manager
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Billy McMillon
Preceded by
Gary DiSarcina
Pawtucket Red Sox manager
2014–
Succeeded by
Incumbent