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Folsom grad gets promotion with Red Sox

By: Matt Long
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Mike Cather, a 1990 graduate of Folsom High who spent parts of three seasons as a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves in the late 1990s, has a new job. Cather, 39, was recently named an advanced major league scout for the Boston Red Sox. His job includes scouting the team’s next opponent, charting pitchers and hitters and then sending that information back to the team. “I will be running preliminary reports on our upcoming opponent looking for advantages,” Cather said. “I’ll send my reports to the staff and the coaches will break them down and discuss with the team.” Cather is excited for his new position after spending the last few years as a pitching coach for the Red Sox AA affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs. “This will give me a new perspective on the game, how to watch and evaluate,” Cather said. Cather said his career goal is to be a pitching coach on a major league staff. Cather pitched in 75 big league games for the Braves, finishing with a 5-6 record and a 3.42 earned run average. Injuries forced him to retire soon after leaving the Braves.