According to multiple baseball sources, former Pawtucket Red Sox manager Torey Lovullo will be hired as the Red Sox' bench coach in the coming days.
Lovullo had served as Blue Jays first base coach for the past two seasons under manager John Farrell, who was introduced to the Boston media at an introductory press conference at Fenway Park Tuesday. His job with Farrell in Toronto came after a 2010 campaign that he spent managing for Triple-A Pawtucket, following several years managing in Cleveland's farm system, having been hired initially by Farrell in his days as the Indians director of player development.
Lovullo, who spent parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, interviewed after the 2011 season for both the Red Sox' managerial vacancy (which went to Bobby Valentine) and the bench coach position (which went to Tim Bogar).
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said that all of the team's 2012 staff members have been given permission to talk to other teams, with former hitting coach Dave Magadan already having accepted the same role with the Rangers for next year.
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