November 27, 2009 at 12:03 PM
According to Cleveland.com, Torey Lovullo, the manager for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers in the Cleveland Indians system, will become the next manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Lovullo has spent the past four seasons as the manager of the Triple-A affiliate for Cleveland, starting when the team was the Buffalo Bisons in 2006 and continuing as the team moved to Columbus following the 2008 season. He began his coaching career in the Cleveland system in 2001 as a roving instructor and won back-to-back manager of the year awards with High-A Kinston and Double-A Akron in 2004 and 2005. He was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1987 amateur draft, playing in parts of eight Major League seasons with the Tigers, Yankees, Angels, Mariners, Athletics, Indians and Phillies. He posted a career Major League line of .224/.301/.335, and also won back-to-back championships with the Buffalo Bisons as a player in 1997-1998, being named playoff MVP both seasons.