Red Sox name Lovullo bench coach

Red Sox name Lovullo bench coach
October 26, 2012, 3:00 pm
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The Red Sox on Friday named Torey Luvollo bench coach on the club's coaching staff.

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell made the announcement.

Lovullo was most recently the first-base coach in Toronto under then Jays manager John Farrell for the last two seasons. He had interviewed for the Red Sox managerial position last year.

From the Red Sox press release:

Lovullo, 47, managed for nine minor league seasons overall, compiling a 661-609 (.520) record.  He guided his clubs to four postseason appearances and two league championships.  Prior to joining the Red Sox organization in 2010, he managed from 2002-2009 in the Indians system, where Farrell was Director of Player Development from 2002-2006.  Lovullo led Single-A Columbus (2002), High-A Kinston (2003-04), Double-A Akron (2005), Triple-A Buffalo (2006-08), and Triple-A Columbus (2009).  Lovullo was named Baseball America Double-A Manager of the Year and Eastern League Manager of the Year in 2005 and also earned Carolina League Manager of the Year honors in 2004.  He joined the Cleveland organization in 2001 as a roving coordinator.