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December 21, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Sox announce minor league coaching staff for 2010

The Red Sox on Monday announced their 2010 minor league coaching staff. Those new to the system this season appear in bold:

Pawtucket Red Sox

Manager: Torey Lovullo
Pitching Coach: Rich Sauveur
Hitting Coach: Gerald Perry
Trainer: Jon Jochim

Portland Sea Dogs:

Manager: Arnie Beyeler
Pitching Coach: Bob Kipper
Hitting Coach: Dave Joppie
Trainer: Paul Buchheit

Salem Red Sox:

Manager: Kevin Boles
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Hitting Coach: Carlos Febles
Trainer: Brandon Henry

Greenville Drive:

Manager: Billy McMillon
Pitching Coach: Kevin Walker
Hitting Coach: Luis Lopez
Trainer: TBA

Lowell Spinners:

Manager: Bruce Crabbe
Pitching Coach: TBA
Hitting Coach: George Lombard
Trainer: David Herrera

Gulf Coast League Red Sox:

Manager: Dave Tomlin
Pitching Coach: Walter Miranda
Hitting Coach: U.L. Washington

Lovullo joins Boston after serving as the manager of the Indians' Triple-A Buffalo Bisons from 2006-2009. As a coach in the Cleveland organization since 2002, he worked his way through the system and won back-to-back manager of the year awards with High-A Kinston and Double-A Akron in 2004 and 2005.

Perry had been the Chicago Cubs hitting coach from 2007 up until June of last season. Over the course of his coaching career he has also served as hitting coach for the Mariners, Pirates and Athletics. He rejoins Pawtucket where he served as hitting coach during the 1998 season.

Lombard begins his coaching career after a sixteen-year professional career in which he played for the Braves, Tigers, Rays, Red Sox, Nationals, Marlins, Dodgers and Indians organizations.

Boles, previously the manager of the Greenville, moves to Salem. McMillion will be making his managerial debut in 2010 after serving as Greenville's hitting coach last season.

Crabbe returns to the role of manager in Lowell, a position he previously held in 2006, when he guided the team to a 39-36 record.