BOSTON (CBS) – New Red Sox manager John Farrell made the first move in putting together his coaching staff on Friday.
Torey Lovullo has been named Boston’s new bench coach, the first of many moves Farrell and Red Sox GM Ben Cherington are expected to make over the next week.
Lovullo served as first base coach on Farrell’s staff in Toronto for the 2011-12 seasons. This will be his second stint in the Red Sox organization after managing the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2010.
With Lovullo on the bench for the PawSox, he saw 21 of his players contribute to the big league club.
Lovullo also worked with Farrell in the Cleveland Indians organization, where Lovullo managed teams in their farm system from 2002-2009 with Farrell serving as the Director of Player Development from 2002-2006.
Lovullo, 47, managed for nine minor league seasons overall, compiling a 661-609 (.520) record.