Bob Tewksbury named as first MLBPA director of player development

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Former starting pitcher Bob Tewksbury and current Red Sox sports psychology coach is moving to the MLBPA to become Director of Player Development.

Bob Tewksbury, who spent 13 seasons as a major league starter for the Yankees, Cubs, Cardinals, Rangers, Padres, and Twins is taking a new job as the Director of Player Development at the MLBPA, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Per Crasnick, Tewksbury will "work with players on post-career prep, performance counseling, [and] continued education" in his new role. Prior to taking the new job, Tewksbury, who has a Masters in sports psychology and counseling from Boston College, served as the sports psychology coach for the Boston Red Sox.

Before hanging up his cleats for work as a psychologist, the crafty hurler had a very nice career that was cut short by arm troubles. From 1990-1998, he was an average to slightly above average starter who limited walks and homeruns very nicely.

In 1997, Tewksbury made use of an Eephus pitch and induced two weak ground outs from the game's most feared hitter, Mark McGwire. According to his Wikipedia page, and possibly MLB folklore, he called the pitch "the dominator."

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