The Chicago Cubs are interested in interviewing Boston Red Sox’s bench coach Torey Lovullo for the Cubs manager job, according to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 19, 2013
Lovullo, 48, is currently the Red Sox bench coach, after serving as the first-base coach of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2011-12 season. He also served as a manager for the Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate, Pawtucket for the 2010 season finishing in fourth place in the Northern Division of the International League with a 66-78 record.
The University of California, Los Angeles product, made his managerial debut in the Cleveland Indians organization in the 2006 season at then Triple-A Buffalo. When the organization moved their Triple-A team to Columbus, OH Lovullo followed the club and marked the second time he returned to a club he and played for to serve as manager.
During his playing days, Lovullo played for the Columbus Clippers in 1991 and 1992 when the team was the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. He also spent parts of three seasons with the Buffalo Bisons from 1995-1997.
Lovullo has been interviewed for major league managerial jobs before, in 2005 he was interviewed for the Los Angeles Dodgers job and in 2007 for the Pittsburgh Pirates opening.
Lovullo does not have major league managerial success but does have experience developing young talent. He also comes from Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein’s old team. The Cubs may wait out the Red Sox’s postseason run before talking to Lovullo about the opening but also could seek permission to talk to him from the Red Sox sooner.