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February 6, 2013

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Eric Gregg co-authored his own autobiography titled “Working the Plate: The Eric Gregg Story.” It can be purchased on Amazon.com.

RED SOX ADD BULLPEN CATCHER

The Red Sox have named Dana Levangie the team’s new bullpen coach.

Levangie, 43, is a former catcher and spent the past seven seasons as a major league advance scout for the Red Sox. He will continue to assist with advance scouting.

Levangie has spent 22 years in professional baseball, including six years as a player. All 22 years have been with the Red Sox organization. He was a pro scout for the team in 2005. The 2013 season will mark Levangie’s return to the bullpen, as he held the position of bullpen catcher for eight years from 1997 through 2004.

“We are extremely pleased to add Dana to the major league staff,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said in a statement. “He has been a valuable asset to the Red Sox in a variety of roles and his vast knowledge of the Major Leagues, particularly the American League, will enable him to make an impact on our staff and with our bullpen.”

COLLINS NAMED FINALIST

Merrimack junior hockey star Mike Collins is one of 16 semifinalists for the 2013 Walter Brown Award, which is given to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.

The Hockey East has the most semifinalists (8). The ECAC (7) and Atlantic Hockey (1) also have finalists for the award. Last year’s winner, Bentley’s Brett Gensler, is a finalist again this year.

Collins, who was the Hockey East Player of the Month for Janaury, leads Merrimack and is second in the Hockey East in total points with 32 (14 goals and 18 assists). Collins also leads all Hockey East players in conference scoring with 27 points in 18 conference games so far.

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