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Bruce Crabbe

Minor League Coach

Boston Red Sox Player development

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Boston Red Sox Player development

Background Information

Employment History

Minor League Coach

Boston Redsox


Texas Rangers




Liberal Studies degree

University of Florida

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Kendal Volz Reacts To Being Traded « Salem Sox Talk [cached]

A rather ordinary Saturday bus ride from Salem to Lynchburg became a career-altering journey for Kendal Volz, however, when Salem skipper Bruce Crabbe told the righthanded reliever that he had been included in Boston's trade with Kansas City.

"Bruce called me up and told me I was involved in trade. It's a mix of emotions that I'm going through.

The Best Prospect You’ve Never Heard Of « Salem Sox Talk [cached]

"I'm speechless to a point," says Salem Manager Bruce Crabbe, "because this guy came from a tryout camp and is, knock-on-wood, head and shoulders above what we've seen here in this league as far as stuff goes, presence on the mound, and the way he pitches.

manager | Baseball Card Blogs [cached]

Bruce Crabbe, Not Kidding - 290

The manager, Bruce Crabbe, had something to tell him.
Crabbe played at AAA for six seasons in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But he never made the next jump, to the majors.
Crabbe has since gone on to a long post-playing career as a coach. manager and coordinator in the minor leagues. He also worked with a woman's team.
Crabbe's professional playing career began in 1984, taken by the Cubs in the 19th round, out of the University of Florida.
With Florida that year, Crabbe helped the Gators to the SEC championship, their second in three years.
"I don't really remember how I felt then," Crabbe told The Gainesville Sun of the earlier championship, "but I know I felt good. But I don't know if I can beat the feeling that I have right now."
With the Cubs, Crabbe started at short-season Geneva, in the same league he would later manage in. The infielder hit .307 with four home runs.
He continued to hit well at single-A Peoria in 1985, hitting .313. Making the jump to AA Pittsfield in 1986, Crabbe hit .292. He earned Eastern League Player of the Week honors in early August.
In 1987, Crabbe hit AAA for the first time. He would stay there through 1992. His average dropped that first year with Iowa to .251. By 1989, he hit .265 and had three home runs. Two of his home runs came on one May weekend against Louisville.
That was his last year with the Cubs. He signed with the Braves for 1990, playing at AAA Richmond that year and the next. His final year came in 1992, playing with the Blue Jays at AAA Syracuse.
His post-playing career began by 1994, managing the Pioneer League's Butte Copper Kings. By 1997, Crabbe had moved on to manage the Colorado Silver Bullets, the all-woman baseball team.
That June, his woman's team got into a brawl, after an opposing pitcher laughed after hitting a batter.
"I don't blame her," Crabbe told The Associated Press that June.
Crabbe served as hitting coach at AAA Oklahoma from 2001 to 2004. He then moved to the Red Sox system. serving as manager at short-season Lowell in 2006, 2007 and 2010.
When he wasn't managing Lowell, he served as the Red Sox' roving infield instructor. For 2011, Crabbe is set to serve as manager at high-A Salem.
In July 2010, Crabbe managed at Fenway Park, taking Lowell there for the Futures at Fenway game, playing Jamestown.
"You never know what can happen at this level because it was so early," Crabbe told

"You have to go baby steps, ... [cached]

"You have to go baby steps, but you're going to improve it little by little," PawSox infield coach Bruce Crabbe said. "That's what Xander is doing. He's very perceptive.

Said Crabbe: "Eventually, he is going to be a superstar, man.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - The Pawtucket ... [cached]

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Boston Red Sox are pleased to announce that Kevin Boles will return as PawSox manager for the 2015 season and will once again be joined by coach Bruce Crabbe who is also back for his second season in Pawtucket.

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