Ruben Amaro Jr. did not lack for opportunities after the Phillies fired him as general manager last September. He could have very easily settled into a comfortable job and lived at home with his family.
Instead, Amaro will report to spring training with the Red Sox as their new first base coach. He turns 51 next week and will again be a rookie, learning a new, decidedly blue-collar role and getting paid far less for the season than what ace pitcher David Price earns over a few days.
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