Lovullo will interview for the Red Sox managerial job on Friday, the team announced on Tuesday. It‘s safe to assume that there will be some familiar faces in the room when Lovullo sits down with Ben Cherington and Co. to discuss whether or not it would be a fit.
The 46-year-old Lovullo is no stranger to the Red Sox organization. He managed the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2010 before leaving to join John Farrell‘s coaching staff in Toronto when the ex-Boston pitching coach became manager of the Blue Jays.
“Torey Lovullo is a leader,” Farrell told the Boston Herald recently. “His ability and willingness to listen, teach and communicate enable him to connect with many different types of people in order to build relationships. He has a strong passion for the game itself and for the way in which it should be played.”
Here‘s a little more information on Lovullo, as he looks to become the next manager of the Red Sox.
Birthplace: Santa Monica, Calif.
Playing experience: Drafted by Detroit Tigers in 1987. Played parts of eight seasons with seven different organizations. Played a career-high 116 games in 1993 with the California Angels. Played final game in 1999 for Philadelphia Phillies.
Major league managerial record: None
Other coaching experience: Served as Toronto Blue Jays first base coach during 2011 season. Managed at minor-league level every from 2002-10. Managed at Triple-A level for four years in Cleveland Indians organization. Managed at Triple-A level for 2010 season in Red Sox organization.