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Son of Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo among minor leaguers released

Torey Lovullo

MLB teams have made the difficult decision to release hundreds of minor leaguers this week, and the son of Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is among those who were cut.

The Red Sox released 22 minor league players on Friday, according to WEEI’s Rob Bradford. Lovullo’s son, shortstop Nick Lovullo, was one of the 22.

Nick Lovullo had been in Boston’s minor league system since 2016. He got all the way up to Triple-A Pawtucket last season and hit .200 with a .265 on-base percentage there. The 26-year-old hit .220 across three levels last year in 246 at-bats.

Torey Lovullo was a bench coach with the Red Sox from 2013-2016. He then went on to become the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017 and won the NL Manager of the Year award in his first season with the team.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported this week that the minor league baseball season is almost certain to be canceled, which has resulted in many players losing their jobs.

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