Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and new skipper John Farrell have completed their first act together in compiling a field staff for Farrell.
Today, they named Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo as Farrell's bench coach. Luvullo was the manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2010.
I had told Steve when Farrell was hired that I thought Lovullo would end up on Farrell's staff. The question remains as to how much of Farrell's staff from Toronto comes as the Jays have given permission to Farrell's old staff to talk with other teams.
Here's the release from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox today named Torey Lovullo as the bench coach on the club’s Major League coaching staff.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington and Manager John Farrell made the announcement.
Lovullo served as first base coach on Farrell’s staff in Toronto for the 2011-12 seasons. He returns for his second stint in the Red Sox organization after managing...