November 2, 2017 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - Lowell Spinners
Febles, Goodwin Hired by Red Sox
Former Spinners coaches join Boston coaching staff
The Lowell Spinners would like to congratulate Carlos Febles and Tom Goodwin, a pair of former coaches, on being named to the Boston Red Sox coaching staff.
Febles, who was promoted to Boston's third base coach and infield instructor after serving the last two seasons as the manager for the AA-Portland Sea Dogs, began his coaching career with the Spinners in 2007 as the team's infield coordinator and first base coach. He then spent two years with High-A Salem and a year with the Lancaster Jethawks before returning to Lowell as the team's manager for the 2011 season. In one year at the helm, Febles went 29-45 before spending two seasons each with the Low-A Greenville Drive and Salem in a similar role. He has been managing in Portland since 2016. Having coached in the Red Sox organization since 2007, Febles has managed several key members of the Red Sox current roster including Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr, and Rafael Devers .
Prior to his time as a coach, Febles was a career .250-hitting infielder in over 500 games for the Kansas City Royals from 1998-2003. His playing career concluded in 2004 after a year in the Red Sox farm system.
Goodwin, who will join Febles on the opposite side of the diamond as the Red Sox first base coach and outfield instructor, served as an assistant coach with the Spinners in 2008 and helped lead the team to its first ever Stedler Division title. Over the next three seasons, Goodwin served as the Red Sox Minor League Outfield & Baserunning Coordinator. In 2012, he got his first exposure to major league coaching when he joined the New York Mets as the first base coach in addition to becoming the team's outfield and baserunning instructor. He joins the Red Sox staff after spending the last five seasons in New York, including a World Series appearance in 2015.
As a player, Goodwin appeared in nearly 1,300 games over a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Dodges, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, and the Chicago Cubs. He was a career .269 hitter and had 369 stolen bases, highlighted by a 66-steal season in 1996 with the Royals.
Febles and Goodwin aren't the only former Spinners on the MLB coaching carousel this season. Gabe Kapler, who appeared in three games with Lowell from 2003-2005, became the first Spinners player to become a big league manager when it was announced recently that he will become the skipper for the Philadelphia Phillies.