Entering his 5th season as Red Sox Third Base Coach and his 21st year coaching at the ML level...Was named to the position on 10/30/12...Has 38 years of experience in professional baseball (1979-2016)...Also serves as Boston's infield instructor and baserunning instructor...In his first 4 seasons with BOS (2013-16),the Red Sox owned the majors' highest combined fielding percentage between 2B and SS (.986; 80 E/5,627 TC)...BOS also ranked 3rd in the majors in stolen base success rate (78.2, 340-for-435) in that time. Assisted Hanley Ramirez with his transition to 1B in 2016...Ramirez committed only 4 errors in 1,043 chances,marking the 6th-highest single-season fielding percentage (.996) at the position in Red Sox history. Dustin Pedroia has recorded the highest (.997, 2014) and 3rd-highest (.993, 2013) single-season fielding percentages at 2B in Red Sox history during Butterfield's time with BOS...Pedroia was awarded the Rawlings GoldGlove Award in 2013 and 2014...Xander Bogaerts was named a Rawlings Gold Glove finalist at SS in 2015 with a.984 fielding percentage, after he posted a .975 mark at the position in 2014...Was the Third Base Coach for the 2014 AL All-Stars on 7/15 at MIN. Served on John Farrell's coaching staff for the MLB All-Star Series 2014 in Japan (November 2014). Was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame on 8/3/14...Spent 11 years as a coach in the Blue Jays organization...Had 2 stints as third base coach (2002-07, 2010-12),and worked on John Farrell's staff in 2011-12...Was Toronto's bench coach from 2008-09. Previously served on ML staffs under Buck Showalter both with the Yankees and Diamondbacks...Was NYY's firstbase coach in 1994-95, and the third base and infield coach for ARI from 1998-2000. Managed for parts of 6 minor league seasons in the Yankees system and compiled a 300-293 (.506) record withthe Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Yankees (1988), Short-A Oneonta (1989), Single-A Greensboro (1990), High-AFort Lauderdale (1992), High-A Tampa (2001), and Triple-A Columbus (April-May, 2002). In 1st season as a minor league manager in 1988, was named Gulf Coast League Manager of the Year after guidingthe Yankees to the league championship...Led the Tampa Yankees to a share of the Florida State League title in 2001. Spent 1996-97 with ARI working as a roving infield instructor, minor league manager, and scout of ML talent in
preparation for the expansion draft...Served 4 seasons as a minor league coach in the NYY system with stops at Single-A Fort Lauderdale (1985),Triple-A Columbus (1986), Short-A Oneonta (1987), and Double-A Albany-Colonie (1993). Began post-playing career as a roving infield instructor in the Yankees organization in 1984, a position he alsolater held in 1991.
Signed by the Yankees as a free agent in 1979...Played 397 minor league games over 5 seasons in the New York(1979-82) and San Diego (1983) systems while appearing primarily at 2nd base...Earned team MVP honors in 1981 with High-A Fort Lauderdale.
Full name is Brian James Butterfield. Married to Jan...The couple has 2 sons, John and Chris, and 3 grandchildren, Madison, Mason, and Grace. Attended the University of Maine as a freshman in 1976 and lettered in baseball and basketball...Transferred to Valencia Community College and was named Florida Junior College Player of the Year in 1977...Moved to Florida Southern College for 2 years and was a member of the 1978 National Championship Team...Following his 1st professional season, returned to coach in the fall at Florida Southern in 1979 and completed hisbachelor's degree in physical education at the college in 1980...Worked as an assistant coach at Eckerd College (FL) in 1980-81. Is the son of the late Jack Butterfield, who at one time served as Vice President of Player Development andScouting for the Yankees