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Kevin Boles

Kevin Boles
Boston Red Sox
Minor league manager
Born: (1975-01-16) January 16, 1975 (age 39)
Chicago Illinois
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Kevin Patrick Boles (born January 16, 1975, at Chicago, Illinois) is an American baseball manager. In 2013, he spent his his third consecutive season as skipper of the Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.[1] He is the son of former Florida Marlins manager John Boles.[2]

Early life

Kevin Boles attended the University of South Florida and 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.[3]


Boles began his managing career in the Marlins' farm system in 2000, and has also worked with the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins, in addition to the Red Sox. 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. Through 2013, his 13-season record as a skipper was 797 victories and 786 defeats (.504).[2][4]


External links

  • Managerial record, from Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Gabe Kapler
Greenville Drive Manager
Succeeded by
Billy McMillon
Preceded by
Chad Epperson
Salem Red Sox Manager
Succeeded by
Bruce Crabbe
Preceded by
Arnie Beyeler
Portland Sea Dogs Manager
Succeeded by
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