The team announced on Tuesday that they had named Brian
Butterfield as the new third base coach. Butterfield, 54, comes along with Red
Sox manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo from the Blue Jays.
A native of Bangor, Maine, Butterfield was one of the
longest–tenured members on Toronto's staff. He spent 11 years with the Blue
Jays organization, most notably serving as a bench coach for Cito Gaston and
third base coach under Farrell.
Butterfield also has ties outside the Blue Jays
organization. He held a position as the Yankees' first base coach from 1994 to
1995 and went on to become the Diamondbacks' third base and infield coach
from 1998 to 2000, both times under Buck Showalter's watch.
addition to his major league experiences, Butterfield managed six seasons in
the Yankees' minor league system, compiling a 300-293 record.
Butterfield will be replacing Jerry Royster, who was
selected by former manager Bobby Valentine prior to the 2012 season.