Pitching coach Curt Young #40 of the Boston Red Sox makes a trip to the mound to talk with pitcher Tommy Hottovy #68 during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 14, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Who knows if Curt Young would have been back as the pitching coach of the Boston Red Sox when a new manager is hired. One thing is for sure though. He won’t be back.

Just shortly after being given permission to interview with the Oakland A’s, Young is returning to the Bay Area after one year in Boston.

Young was the pitching coach for the A’s from 2004-10 before joining former manager Terry Francona’s staff for 2011. He oversaw a staff that battled through injuries and now of course, the infamous “fried chicken and beergate”.

Red Sox pitching as a whole finished ninth overall in ERA in the American League at 4.20.

During an interview yesterday, it sounded like Clay Buchholz won’t lose any sleep over the loss of Young.

“That’s not my decision. It doesn’t bother me regardless. I think the only thing I have to do is, I have to train a lot harder this off-season to be able to stay healthy for a full season. I don’t think it matters who your pitching coach is if you can go out there, be healthy and throw your innings and help your team win. You can do what you got to do. It wouldn’t bother me at all.”

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