Manager Torey Lovullo #11
Beginning his third season as the manager of the Buffalo Bisons and his seventth season as a manager in the Indians' organization...has led the Bisons to winning records in each of his first two seasons on the bench. in 2007, led team to a 75-67 record and third place in the IL North Division...team wasn't eliminated from the playoffs until second last day of the season...also led the Bisons to their second consecutive Thruway Series Championship...in 2006, led the Herd to a winning record (73-68, .518) and third place in the IL North Division...at 43-34, Bisons had 2nd best home record in the IL...won the 2006 Thruway Series Cup...in 2005, named the Eastern League Manager of the Year, one year after being named the Carolina League Manager of the Year, as he led the Double-A Akron Aeros to an 84-58 record and the EL Championship...selected by Baseball America as the Double-A Manager of the Year...spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons as the manager of Single-A Kinston, leading the Indians to a CL Championship in 2004...started career in 2002, leading the Single-A Columbus RedStixx to the second half championship in the South Atlantic League...originally joined the Indians' organization in 2001 as a roving coordinator.
Spent 13 seasons playing professional baseball, including parts of 3 seasons with the Buffalo Bisons...part of the Herd's 1997 American Association Championship and the 1998 Governors' Cup Championship...ranks 5th in the Modern Era in games (321), 6th in runs scored (190), 7th in HR (45) and RBI (166), and 8th in hits (301)...MVP of the American Association playoffs in 1997, hitting .440 with 6RBI...in 1998, hit .326 (107-328) with the Herd, the third highest single-season average in the Modern Era...in 2003, was inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame...also a 3-time winner of the Bisons Frank J. "Fremo" Vallone Community Service Award, honored in 1995, 1997 and 1998...originally was a 5th round pick of Detroit in the 1987 draft...in 1993, played in 116 games at the Major League level with the California Angels, hitting .251...made one last attempt at professional baseball before retiring, as he started 2000 as a member of the Yakult Swallows in the Japanese League.
Full name SALVATORE ANTHONY LOVULLO...has a son Nicky and daughter Taylor...graduated from UCLA in 1989 with degree in Social Psychology...1987 Sporting News College All-America team (2B).
Pitching Coach Scott Radinsky #36
Beginning his second season as the pitching coach of the Buffalo Bisons and his fourth season in the Indians organization...in 2006, held together a staff hit hard by injuries and promotions...Bisons pitchers finished season 2nd in IL in complete games (8) and 6th in shutouts (10)...spent the 2006 season as the pitching coach of the Eastern League Southern Division Champion Akron Aeros (Double-A)...Aeros staff won a league-best 87 games and finished fifth with a 3.74ERA....Akron was second with 17 shutouts and tied for second in the league with 1,080 strikeouts...in 2005, made coaching debut as the pitching coach of the Lake County Captains, helping the team post a 3.71ERA (3rd best in the South Atlantic League)...originally joined the Indians organization in 2004 as a guest instructor and later served as a pitching coach during the Florida Instructional League.
A 3rd round selection of the 1986 draft by the Chicago White Sox...played professionally for 15 seasons, including 11 at the Major League level (Chicago-AL, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Cleveland), before retiring after the 2001 season....made his Major League debut in 1990 with the White Sox and posted a record of 6-1 with four saves his rookie season...in 1992, saved a career-high 15 games and in 1993 won a career-best eight games while also registering four saves...missed the entire 1994 season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease prior to the start of spring training...made a successful return in 1995 with the White Sox, appearing in 46 games and was 2-1 with one save...played the next two seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and appeared in a career-high 75 games with the Dodgers in 1997...signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999 as a free agent...in 2000, underwent "Tommy John" surgery after appearing in just one game with the Cardinals...joined the Indians organization in 2001 where he made his comeback from the surgery with the Akron Aeros...appeared in 23 games for the Aeros before being promoted to Buffalo in July...in 16 games with the Bisons in 2001 and went 0-1 with a 4.11ERA...called up to Cleveland at the end of the season and he made two appearances for the Tribe.
Full name SCOTT DAVID RADINSKY...married to Darlenys...has two daughters, Shylene and Rachael, and a son Scott...is the lead singer for the alternative rock band Pulley.
Hitting Coach Dave Myers #31
Beginning his second season as the hitting coach of the Buffalo Bisons and his second in the Cleveland Indians organization...Bisons finished 2nd in IL in walks (511), 3rd in batting average (.266) and runs scored (664) and T3rd in home runs (129)...helped Ben Francisco capture IL batting championship (.318 average)...spent 2006 season as the hitting coach for the Short Season-A Everett Aquasox of the Northwest League...Aquasox hit 49HR, fourth in the league...2006 was his 18th in the Seattle Mariners organization....spent 2005 as a Special Assignment coach...spent 2001-2004 as 3B coach and infield coach for the Mariners...compiled an overall mark of 732-645 (.532) in 12 seasons as a minor league manager, including 4 division titles and a league championship...spent 1996-2000 as manager of Triple-A Tacoma, compiling a 367-344 mark...managed Double-A Port City in 1995, following 2 seasons at Class-A Riverside in the Cal. League, where he won two division titles...managed Short-A Bellingham in the Northwest League in 1991-1992 and won a league title in 1992...began his managing career with Tempe in the Arizona League in 1989-1990...named the Arizona League Co-Manager of the Year in 1989...began coaching career as a player/coach for the Mariners Double-A Vermont affiliate in 1988.
Signed as the Mariners' 13th round selection in the 1981 June draft...spent eight years in Seattle's farm system (1981-1988)...led Southern League with a .328 average in 1987...invited to the Mariners' ML spring training camp in 1988.
Full name DAVID MYERS....married to Christine...has a son D.J. and a daughter, Chelsea...graduated from Temple University in 1981 with a degree in physical education...won all-conference honors twice and all-East once...graduated from William Penn (PA) high school in 1977.
Athletic Trainer Jeff Desjardins
Beginning his second season as the Bisons athletic trainer and his eighth in the Cleveland Indians organization...spent 2005-06 as the athletic trainer at Double-A Akron...named Eastern League Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2006...served as the athletic trainer of Single-A Kinston in 2004 and Single-A Lake County in 2003...spent his first two seasons (2001-02) as the athletic trainer with Rookie-Burlington...was the athletic trainer at Dover High School in Dover, New Hampshire from 1996-2001.
Full name JEFF DESJARDINS....currently resides in Gorham, Maine...is a certified athletic trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist...graduated from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire in 1995.
Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Winkler
Beginning his second season as the Bisons strength and conditioning coach and his third in the Indians organization...spent 2006 season as the strength and conditioning coach for the Single-A Lake County Captains...was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Akron from 2004-05.
Full name MICHAEL ALLEN WINKLER....currently resides in Barberton, OH...graduated from Barberton High School in 1999...graduated in 2004 from Walsh University (N. Canton, OH) with a bachelor degree in Multi-Age Physical Education...graduated from the University of Akron in 2005 with a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology.