Lovullo joins Boston from Cleveland, where he was the manager of the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate for four seasons. He has been a part of the Cleveland system since 2002, serving as manager of Single-A Columbus, Single-A Kinston, Double-A Akron and Triple-A Buffalo in addition to Columbus. In 2005, Lovullo earned Baseball America’s Double-A Manager of the Year honor.
Lovullo, 44, played parts of eight major league seasons with the Tigers, Yankees, Angels, Mariners, Athletics, Indians and Phillies. He was drafted by the Tigers in the fifth round of the 1987 draft and played mostly first base, hitting .224 with 15 homers and 60 RBIs in 303 games.
Perry has served as the Cubs’ hitting coach for parts of the last three seasons. He also served as hitting coach for the Mariners, Pirates and Athletics. This will be Perry’s second stint in the Boston organization after serving as a minor league hitting coach for Single-A Michigan in 1997 and Triple-A Pawtucket in 1998. He was also the franchise’s minor league hitting coordinator in 1999.
Perry was selected by the Braves in the 11th round of the 1978 draft and played parts of 13 seasons in the majors, primarily as a first baseman.
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