Entering his 4th season as Red Sox Bench Coach after being named to the position on 10/26/12...Signed a 2-year contract extension at the end of the 2015 season taking him through 2017.
Is in his 2nd stint in the organization after having served as manager for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010. In addition to his role as Bench Coach, also coordinates Red Sox Major League Spring Training.
Served as interim manager from 8/14/15 through the remainder of the season when John Farrell went on medical leave...Guided the team to a 28-20 (.583) record while at the helm...The Sox' record in that span was T-3rd best in the AL and T-6th in MLB. Served as John Farrell's Bench Coach for the 2014 American League All-Stars on 7/15 at MIN.
As manager of the PawSox in 2010, 21 of his players contributed to the ML club.
Was First Base Coach on John Farrell's staff in TOR for the 2011-12 seasons, his 1st years on a big league staff.
Owns a 661-609 (.520) record in 9 seasons as a minor league manager in the Indians and Red Sox systems... Guided his clubs to 4 postseason appearances and 2 league championships.
Managed from 2002-09 in the CLE system, where Farrell was Director of Player Development from 2002-06... Managed Single-A Columbus (2002), High-A Kinston (2003-04), Double-A Akron (2005), Triple-A Buffalo (2006-08), and Triple-A Columbus (2009)...Took Columbus to the South Atlantic League final in his 2002 managerial debut.
Named Carolina League Manager of the Year in 2004 after leading his club to the CL Championship. Earned both Baseball America Double-A Manager of the Year and Eastern League Manager of the Year honors after leading Akron to the EL Championship in 2005. Joined the CLE organization in 2001 as a roving coordinator.
Selected by the Tigers in the 5th round of the 1987 June Draft...Played parts of 8 ML seasons with the Tigers (1988-89), Yankees (1991), Angels (1993), Mariners (1994), A's (1996), Indians (1998), and Phillies (1999).
Primarily a 2nd baseman, hit .224 (165-for-737) with 15 HR and 60 RBI in 303 big league games. Concluded career with a season in Japan for the Yakult Swallows in 2000.
Full name: Salvatore Anthony Lovullo...Last name is pronounced "luh-VEL-oh."
Married to Kristen...The couple has 3 children: Nick, Taylor, and Connor...Nick was selected by the Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2015 June Draft, but elected to return for his senior year at Holy Cross.
Graduated from UCLA in 1987...Named to The Sporting News All-America Team as a 2nd baseman that year. Father was a producer on the show Hee-Haw.