Torey Lovullo, Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks


Date of Birth: 7/25/1965
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
College: University of California, Los Angeles

Torey Lovullo, manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, was a major league player for seven teams from 1988 through 1999. He finished his career as a player in Japan in 2000. He finished his major league career with 165 hits and a .224 batting average in 303 games. Defensively, as an infielder, he played 67 games at first base, 133 games at second base, 67 games at third base, and 10 games at shortstop.

After finishing a year of playing in Japan, Lovullo became a minor league coach for the Cleveland Indians in 2001. A year later, he was promoted to minor league manager, a position he held through 2009. He led his minor league teams to 661 wins and 609 losses. Twice he was named Minor League Manager of the Year, first in 2004 for the Carolina League and again in 2005 for the Eastern League.

Lovullo returned to the major leagues as a coach in 2011. He spent his first two seasons coaching for the Toronto Blue Jays (2011 and 2012) and then moved to the Boston Red Sox for four years (2013-2016).

In 2015, Lovullo had his first chance to manage in the major leagues. He was appointed interim manager for the Boston Red Sox while regular manager John Farrell was treated for lymphoma. He led the Red Sox to 28 wins and 21 losses.

Lovullo was hired as the Diamondbacks manager on November 4, 2016.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Torey Lovullo
Baseball Reference - Torey Lovullo