Monday, December 21, 2009

#RedSox Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs

The Boston Red Sox today announced the 2010 field staffs for each of their six minor league teams.

The announcement of managers, coaches and trainers was made by Director of Player Development Mike Hazen.

The Red Sox have hired three new individuals for assignments in the 2010 field staff alignment: as previously announced, Torey Lovullo will manage Triple-A Pawtucket and Gerald Perry will be the PawSox hitting coach, and George Lombard will serve as hitting coach at Single-A Lowell.


Pawtucket (Triple-A, International League)

Manager: Torey Lovullo — Joins the Red Sox system after serving at the helm of the Cleveland Indians Triple-A club for the last four seasons. He managed in the Indians organization for eight seasons overall since 2002, compiling a 595-531 record (.528), after joining Cleveland in 2001 as a minor league roving coordinator. Lovullo played 303 games over parts of eight Major League seasons with the Tigers (1988-89), Yankees (1991), Angels (1993), Mariners (1994), Athletics (1996), Indians (1998) and Phillies (1999).

Pitching Coach: Rich Sauveur

Hitting Coach: Gerald Perry — Was the Chicago Cubs hitting coach for parts of the last three seasons from 2007-June 2009. He has also served as the Major League hitting coach for the Mariners (2000-02), Pirates (2003-05) and Athletics (2006). Perry previously spent three seasons in the Boston organization as a minor league hitting coach with Single-A Michigan (1997) and Triple-A Pawtucket (1998) and was the club’s minor league hitting coordinator in 1999. He played in 1,193 career Major League games over parts of 13 seasons with the Braves (1983-89), Royals (1990) and Cardinals (1991-95).

Trainer: Jon Jochim — Will be in his eighth season in the Boston organization and first with Pawtucket.

Portland (Double-A, Eastern League)

Manager: Arnie Beyeler

Pitching Coach: Bob Kipper — Moves to Portland after serving in the same capacity with Single-A Greenville for the 2008-09 seasons. He was previously Portland’s pitching coach in 2003-04.

Hitting Coach: Dave Joppie

Trainer: Paul Buchheit — Enters his first season in Portland and sixth overall in the Red Sox system. He spent the 2009 campaign as trainer for Single-A Salem.

Salem (Single-A, Carolina League)

Manager: Kevin Boles — Moves to Salem after two season at the helm for Single-A Greenville in 2008-09.

Pitching Coach: Dick Such

Hitting Coach: Carlos Febles

Trainer: Brandon Henry — Joins Salem after serving as trainer for Single-A Greenville in 2009.

Greenville (Single-A, South Atlantic League)

Manager: Billy McMillon — Will make his managerial debut after serving as Greenville’s hitting coach in 2008-09.

Pitching Coach: Kevin Walker — Moves to Greenville after serving as Single-A Lowell’s pitching coach in 2009.

Hitting Coach: Luis Lopez — Enters his first season with Greenville after spending the 2008-09 campaigns in the same capacity with Lowell.

Trainer: TBA

Lowell (Single-A, New York-Penn League)

Manager: Bruce Crabbe — Returns to manage the Spinners (also 2006) after serving as Boston’s infield coordinator from 2007-09.

Pitching Coach: TBA

Hitting Coach: George Lombard — Will be making his professional coaching debut in 2010. A former outfielder, he played parts of six Major League seasons and batted .220 (77-for-350) with eight home runs over 144 games with the Braves (1998-2000), Tigers (2002), Devil Rays (2003) and Nationals (2006).

Trainer: David Herrera

Gulf Coast (Rookie, Gulf Coast League)

Manager: Dave Tomlin

Pitching Coach: Walter Miranda

Hitting Coach: U.L. Washington




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