The Red Sox announced Friday morning that Torey Lovullo will serve as the team's bench coach under new manager John Farrell. The move, first reported by WEEI.com on Tuesday, reunites Lovullo with Farrell, as Lovullo served as the first base coach for the Blue Jays the past two seasons.
Lovullo, 47, managed the Red Sox' Triple-A team in Pawtucket in 2010 before following Farrell to Toronto. Lovullo has spent nine seasons managing in the minor leagues, compiling a 661-609 record. He was a minor league manager for the Indians organization from 2002 to 2009, and Farrell was the Indians director of player development from 2002 to 2006.
A UCLA product, Lovullo played parts of eight seasons in the majors with the Tigers, Yankees, Angels, Mariners, Athletics, Indians and Phillies. He played alongside Farrell with the Angels in 1993, when he played a career-high 116 games. Lovullo, primarily a second baseman, finished his career with a .224 average, 15 home runs and 60 RBIs in 303 games.
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