Brian Butterfield named Boston’s third-base coach

Brian Butterfield has been hired as third-base coach for the

Boston Red Sox, the same position he held under new Red Sox manager

John Farrell the past two years with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Red Sox made the announcement on Tuesday.

He is the second former Toronto coach coming to Boston. The team

previously announced that Torey Lovullo would be the bench coach

after serving as first-base coach under Farrell.

Butterfield, 54, has coached for 16 years in the majors as part

of his 34 years of pro baseball experience as a player, coach and

minor-league manager. He was with Toronto for the past 11 years,

serving as bench coach in 2008 and 2009.

He also coached for Buck Showalter with the New York Yankees

from 1994-95 and the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998-2000.