to manage Spinners again
The Lowell Sun
Updated: 01/20/2012 01:18:19 PM EST
LOWELL -- The Lowell Spinners announced Friday that Bruce Crabbe will return to Lowell for his third stint as the team's manager, joined by returning pitching coach Paul Abbott and hitting coach Nelson Paulino.
eighth year in the Red Sox organization
and ninth season as a Minor League
manager after leading the Salem Red Sox to a 64-75 record in 2011.
has previously managed the Spinners in 2006, a team headlined by Justin Masterson, and a 2010 squad highlighted by top prospects Bryce Brentz and Brandon Jacobs.
replaces Carlos Febles, who takes the helm of the Greenville Drive in 2012.
Prior to joining the Red Sox organization, Crabbe spent seven seasons with the Texas Rangers organization, earning Manager of the Year honors with Pulaski in 1999.
had played professionally with the Cubs, Blue Jays and Braves after an All-American career at the University of Florida