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Lovullo joins Blue Jays as first-base coach

Lovullo joins Blue Jays as first-base coach

Former Minor League manager Torey Lovullo has left the Red Sox's organization to join the Major League coaching staff of former Boston pitching coach John Farrell in Toronto.

The Blue Jays announced on Monday that Lovullo, the former Triple-A Pawtucket skipper, will serve as first-base coach under Farrell, who was named the Blue Jays' manager two weeks ago.

Also named to the staff were ex-Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu (bench coach) and former American League Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen (bullpen coach).

In Lovullo's first year in the Red Sox's farm system, the PawSox went 66-78 in the International League. Prior to his tenure with Boston, the 45-year-old spent eight seasons managing in the Indians' farm system and at times worked closely with Farrell, who served as the club's director of player development from 2001-06.

Recently, the Red Sox also lost Triple-A hitting coach Gerald Perry, who joined the Athletics' big league staff. Terry Francona's bench coach, DeMarlo Hale, is expected to interview for the Mets' managerial opening this week.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Gonzo and 'The Show'. Follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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