Luis Alicea was hired today to replace Ken Oberkfell as first-base coach.
Alicea spent the past two seasons as first-base coach of the
Red Sox after managing Class A Lowell of the New York-Penn League in 2004-05 and Class A Greenville of the South Atlantic League the following year. He spent 13 seasons in the major leagues with St. Louis, Boston, Anaheim, Texas and Kansas City.
Alicea joins newcomers Randy Niemann (bullpen) and Razor Shines (third base), and holdovers Sandy Alomar Sr. (bench), Dan Warthen (pitching), Howard Johnson (hitting) and Sandy Alomar Jr. (catching).
Oberkfell was reassigned after the season along with bullpen coach Guy Conti and third-base coach Luis Aguayo.