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Lovullo named PawSox manager

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  November 30, 2009 03:28 PM

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The Red Sox have named Torey Lovullo the manager at Triple A Pawtucket.

Lovullo, 44, managed Cleveland's ' Triple A team for the last four seasons and has managed in the Indians' system for eight seasons since 2002. He has a 595-531 career record in the minors.

He replaces Ron Johnson, who recently was promoted to the Red Sox' big-league coaching staff. Johnson will serve as the first base coach.

Lovullo is familiar to Red Sox personnel. He played for seven teams in parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, beginning in 1988. In his final season with the Phillies in '99, he played for Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

Lovullo has said that Francona is a major influence on his managerial career, and he worked with Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell and farm director Mike Hazen while in the Cleveland organization.

Recently, Gerald Perry will serve as the PawSox hitting coach.

Perry, 49, was the Cubs' hitting coach for parts of the last three seasons from 2007 until June 2009, when he was fired. He has also served as the hitting coach for the Mariners (2000-02), Pirates (2003-05), and Athletics (2006).

Perry, who batted .265 in parts of 13 seasons in the majors, previously spent three seasons in the Red Sox organization as a minor league hitting coach with Single A Michigan ('97) and Pawtucket ('98). He was the club's minor league hitting coordinator in '99.

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