John Farrell continues to staff Red Sox with Blue Jays
Newly appointed Red Sox manager John Farrell is bringing over another member of his former Toronto Blue Jays staff as the team announced today that Brian Butterfield will come the new third base coach for the Sox, according to Aaron Gleeman of NBCSports.com.
Butterfield had spent the last decade with the Blue Jays, having worked under four different managers of the team and had spent the last three seasons as the third base coach for the team. He is the second member of the Blue Jays staff to join the Red Sox since Farrell left Toronto for Boston to become manager earlier in October; Torey Lovullo has since left the Blue Jays to become the bench coach for the Sox, replacing Tim Bogar.
The Sox parted ways with former manager Bobby Valentine immediately following the end of this past season, his first in Boston and one that had been widely regarded as one of the worst in franchise history.