Smith will serve as a minor league coach within the organization, based at the club’s player development facility in Fort Myers, Fla., and will work mainly with position players, according to “She was a great candidate coming in,” said Red Sox vice president of player development Ben Crockett. Smith joins a small group of women trailblazing in the sport, including Alyssa Nakken and Kim Ng. “I think it’s a great opportunity also to just kind of inspire other women who are interested in the game,” said Smith.

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