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Red Sox Sign Evans As Consultant

June 22, 2001

BOSTON (AP) _ Dwight Evans is back with the Boston Red Sox, the team where he spent 19 of his 20 seasons as a player.

The Red Sox added the former outfielder as a player development consultant Friday to work with minor leaguers.

``I miss the game,″ Evans said after being introduced by general manager Dan Duquette. ``I love the game. It’s been my whole life. I want to get back in.″

Evans said he would be happy to move up and work with the Boston club if asked.

``This first month is just going to be me getting to know the players, the personnel,″ he said. ``I’m moving in cautiously.″

Evans, whose career spanned from 1972-1990, played 2,505 games with Boston, second only to Carl Yastrzemski. He was a three-time All-Star, an eight-time Gold Glove winner and finished with 385 home runs. Between 1981 and 1990 he hit more home runs than any other American League player.

Evans played his final season in 1991 with Baltimore.

Former Boston outfielders Yastrzemski and Jim Rice have similar positions with the club.

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