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2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox

A Championship Staff

The manager, coaches, staff, and owners who brought the Red Sox to the top

John W. Henry

John W. Henry
Principal Owner

Tom Werner

Thomas C. Werner

Larry Lucchino

Larry Lucchino
President / CEO

In their twelfth year of owning the team, Henry, Werner, and Lucchino delivered their third World Series championship.

Ben Cherington Ben Cherington   •   Executive Vice President / General Manager

When Cherington became the GM at the end of the 2011 season, he inherited a team with a lot of bloated long-term contracts and unhappy, underachieving players. His first move toward reconstructing the team was the August 2012 trade that sent three huge long-term contracts (Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Adrian Gonzalez) to L.A., and netted two legitimate prospects (Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa) along with much-needed roster flexibility. With payroll freed up, that enabled him to sign several new free agents for the 2013 season, making sure to stick to shorter-term contracts while a new batch of prospects developed in the minors, and picking role players who would fit in well with the existing core. That landed them David Ross, Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Ryan Dempster, and Koji Uehara, all of whom played prominent roles on the Championship team. And due to a wealth of talent on the left side of the infield in the farm system, he was able to trade Jose Iglesias at the trade deadline to acquire the accomplished Jake Peavy and fill a gap in the rotation.

Like I've said since day one, a body can't function without having a good head. And our manager is outstanding. He showed to all of us since day one that he was the masterpiece that we need to get to this level. John, he did such a nice job with all of us. And our focus was coming in and do nothing but play baseball, which is different than last year.

-- David Ortiz

John Farrell John Edward Farrell, #52   •   Manager
Born: 8/4/62 in Monmouth Beach, NJ

After serving as pitching coach for the Red Sox from 2007-2010, Farrell managed the Blue Jays for two years. When the Red Sox post became open after a tumultuous 2012 that saw discord in the coaching staff lead to disharmony in the clubhouse and a last place finish, the Red Sox sought a steady, calming leader. Because Farrell was still under contract with the Blue Jays, the Sox had to trade Mike Aviles to Toronto (and they also got minore leaguer Chris Carpenter in return). He instantly won the respect of the players, and provided an atmosphere in which they were able to come together as a team and play for each other.

Torey Lovullo Salvatore Anthony (Torey) Lovullo, #17   •   Bench Coach
Born: 7/25/65 in Santa Monica, CA

Lovullo has worked closely with John Farrell throughout his career, making him the perfect choice for bench coach when Farrell was hired to manage the Red Sox. Lovullo managed minor league teams in the Indians organization while Farrell was Director of Player Development there. He moved to the Red Sox system to manage Triple A Pawtucket in 2010 while Farrell was the major league pitching coach. When Farrell left for Toronto in 2011, Lovullo went with him to serve as first base coach, and then he returned to Boston for the 2013 season as Farrell's right-hand man.

Juan Nieves Juan Manuel Nieves, #47   •   Pitching Coach
Born: 1/5/65 in Santurce, Puerto Rico

Nieves worked in the White Sox organization since 1999 in a variety of roles. He was a pitching coach at several minor league levels and then a bullpen coach in the majors. But before all that, he and Farrell had played winter ball togther in Puerto Rico in 1986, and when Farrell came to the Red Sox, he joined him as pitching coach. The choice was a good one, as he revamped a pitching staff that had finished 2012 with a 4.70 team ERA into World Series champions with a 3.79 team ERA.

Greg Colbrunn Greg Colbrunn, #28   •   Hitting Coach
Born: 7/26/69 in Fontana, CA

Colbrunn joined the Red Sox staff after five years as hitting coach and one year as manager of the Yankees Single A affiliate. While he had no prior connection to Farrell, he played for the Diamondbacks while Brian Butterfield was a coach there. In his first year as a major league coach, Colbrunn led the Red Sox offense to finish first in the league in runs, doubles, on-base percentage, and slugging.

Victor Rodriguez Victor Manuel Rodriguez, #57   •   Assistant Hitting Coach
Born: 7/14/61 in New York, NY

2013 was the first year the Red Sox hired an assistant hitting coach, a trend that many teams have recently begun adopting. Rodriguez had been coaching in the Red Sox system since 1995. In addition to serving as hitting coach for rookie and Single A teams, he has also been the Latin field coordinator and most recently the minor league hitting coordinator. 2013 marked his first year on the major league staff, and he worked with Colbrunn to improve the Red Sox offense in many categories.

Brian Butterfield Brian James Butterfield, #13   •   Third Base Coach
Born: 3/9/57 in Bangor, ME

Butterfield came to the Red Sox from the Blue Jays, where he had spent eleven seasons as third base and bench coach, including the last two seasons at third base for Farrell. In the past he also served as first base coach for the Yankees and third base/infield coach for the Diamondbacks. In addition to coaching third for the Red Sox, his duties included working with the players on infield defense, positioning during shifts, and baserunning.

Arnie Beyeler Arnold H. (Arnie) Beyeler, #43   •   First Base Coach
Born: 2/13/64 in Moab, UT

Beyeler spent the last nine years in the Red Sox organization, working his way up as manager of their Single A, Double A, and Triple A teams. Four of those nine teams made the playoffs, including the 2012 PawSox who won the Governor's Cup to become International League champions. As first base coach, he also worked with video to determine pitchers' throwing and pickoff times, which helped the Red Sox with baserunning. In 2013 they finished last in the league in being caught stealing, while finishing third in stolen bases.

Dana LeVangie Dana Alan LeVangie, #58   •   Bullpen Coach
Born: 8/11/69 in Brockton, MA

Massachusetts native LeVangie was drafted by the Red Sox in 1991, and played in the minors until 1996, making it as high as Triple A. He served as bullpen catcher from 1997-2004, and then became an advance scout. In 2013 he bagan his first year as a coach. In addition to serving as the bullpen coach, he also continued to assist the advance scouting team.

Mani Martinez Alex "Mani" Martinez, #88   •   Bullpen Catcher

2013 was Martinez's seventh year as bullpen catcher for the Red Sox. In Game 2 of the ALCS, while he was catching warmup pitches from Ryan Dempster, David Ortiz's grand slam tied the game. As the Tigers' Torii Hunter tumbled over the bullpen wall in an attempt to rob the home run and bullpen cop Steve Horgan raised his arms triumphantly, it was Martinez who caught the famous blast.

Brian Abraham Brian Abraham, #86   •   Bullpen Catcher/Major League Staff

A native of Worcester, MA, Abraham was a catcher at Holy Cross for three years. He served as advance scouting coordinator for the Blue Jays for seven years, and was the one who pitched to Jose Bautista in the 2012 Home Run Derby. 2013 was his first year with the Red Sox, and in addition to serving as bullpen catcher, he also threw batting practice and assisted the coaching staff with video and statistical reports, focusing on the relievers.

Ino Guerrero Ino Guerrero   •   Major League Staff

Guerrero has been on the Red Sox staff since 2003 and serves as a batting practice pitcher. He had spine surgery in June, with Matt Noone, who has been a Major League Staff Assistant for the Red Sox for nine years, replacing him on the field during that time.

Red Sox staff

Jack McCormickTraveling Secretary
Tom McLaughlinHome Clubhouse Manager
Edward "Pookie" JacksonEquipment Manager
Joe CochranVisiting Clubhouse Manager
Billy BroadbentVideo Coordinator
Dr. Laurence J. RonanMedical Director/Head Team Internist
Dr. Peter AsnisHead Team Orthopedist
Rick JameysonHead Athletic Trainer
Brad PearsonAssistant Athletic Trainer

Red Sox staff

Masai TakahashiAssistant Athletic Trainer
Pat SandoraStrength and Conditioning Coach
Mike BoyleStrength and Conditioning Consultant
Russell NuaMassage Therapist
Shinichiro UchikuboMassage Therapist
C.J. MatsumotoTranslator
Chris CundiffBat Boy
Jared PinkosBat Boy

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