Lovullo is in his first season as D-backs manager and 31st in professional baseball...Is in his 17th season in a managerial or coaching capacity… named the club's eighth manager on Nov. 4, 2016...Acted as the Red Sox' interim manager for 48 games from Aug. 14, 2015-end of the season while John Farrell was on medical leave…guided the Red Sox to a 28-20 record...Served as Farrell's bench coach for the 2014 American League All-Star Team in Minnesota...Owned a 661-609 (.520) record in 9 seasons as a minor league manager in the Indians (2002-09) and Red Sox (2010) systems…guided his clubs to 4 postseason appearances and 2 league championships...Is a 1987 graduate of UCLA, where he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.
Spent 4 seasons (2013-16) in the Red Sox' organization as the Bench Coach under John Farrell...Acted as Boston's interim manager for 48 games from Aug. 14, 2015-end of the season while Farrell was on medical leave… guided the Red Sox to a 28-20 record in that time...Served as Farrell's bench coach for the 2014 American League All-Star Team in Minnesota...In addition to his role as bench coach, also coordinated Red Sox Major League Spring Training...Was the first base coach on Farrell's staff with the Blue Jays for the 2011-12 seasons, his first on a Major League staff.
MINOR LEAGUE MANAGING CAREER
Owns a 661-609 (.520) record in 9 seasons as a minor league manager in the Indians (2002-09) and Red Sox (2010) systems…guided his clubs to 4 postseason appearances and 2 league championships...Managed Single-A Columbus (2002), High-A Kinston (2003-04), Double-A Akron (2005), Triple-A Buffalo (2006-08), Triple-A Columbus (2009) and Triple-A Pawtucket (2010)...As manager of Pawtucket in 2010, 21 of his players contributed to the Red Sox' Major League club...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...Named Carolina League Manager of the Year in 2004 after leading his club to the CL Championship...Took Columbus to the South Atlantic League final in his 2002 managerial debut.
Played in 303 games over parts of 8 Major League seasons with the Tigers (1988-89), Yankees (1991), Angels (1993), Mariners (1994), A's (1996), Indians (1998) and Phillies (1999) and hit .224 with 35 doubles, 15 homers and 60 RBI…appeared at all 4 infield positions along with left and right field...Concluded career with a season in Japan for the Yakult Swallows in 2000...Selected by Detroit in the fifth round of the 1987 draft.
Salvatore Anthony Lovullo (luh-VEL-oh)...Married to Kristen…has 3 children: Nick, Taylor and Connor… Nick is an infielder in the Red Sox' organization...Is a 1987 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles… left as the Bruins' career leader in at-bats (856), hits (266), runs (211), home runs (51), RBI (188) and walks (180)...He was named Pac-10 Player of the Year twice (1986-87), the fi rst player in conference history to win the honors in consecutive years, as well as being UCLA baseball's first consensus AllAmerica selection as a senior...Inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999...Graduated in 1983 from Montclair College Prepatory in Van Nuys, Calif...His late father, Sam, was a producer on the show Hee-Haw.