Lovullo expected to get interviews

BOSTON -- The 2014 version of the Boston Red Sox will be different than the club that just won the World Series, and we’re not just talking about the players on the field.

Current Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is expected to be interviewed for the vacant managerial jobs with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. Farrell, who also had Lovullo as his first-base coach when both were with the Toronto Blue Jays, understands there’s a chance his bench coach is hired by another organization this offseason.

“We’re hopeful we have the whole staff returning,” Farrell said. “I think Torey Lovullo will have some legitimate opportunities, and whenever that interview process begins for him, he’s deserving and I promote his next step in his career. Whoever else may be involved in that remains to be see, but if Torey doesn’t secure another position elsewhere, our whole staff will be back.”

After the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 Wednesday night at Fenway Park to clinch the title, Lovullo said he did not have any interviews lined up and that he’s looking forward to continuing this winning tradition in Boston.

“You never want it to end,” he said, “you want to keep saying, ‘Hey, look let’s enjoy it, taste it and keep moving forward to spring training next year.’ We have such a great thing here. We have a mold, a template that we fit all these guys into. They bought into this program and it should be a real special run for a lot of year.”