Billy McMillon named manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox
The Pawtucket Red Sox announced Friday that Billy McMillon will take over as the team’s manager.
McMillon has been in the Red Sox organization since 2008, spending six years in a managerial role. He served as the skipper for the Portland Sea Dogs from 2014-15, winning a franchise-record 88 games in his first season along with Eastern League Manager of the Year honors.
Before heading the Sea Dogs, McMillon spent time in High-A Salem from 2012-13, winning a Mills Cup Championship in 2013. He also led the Single-A Greenville Drive to a 2010 South Atlantic League Championship appearance in his first season as a manager.
His most recent role with the organization was as minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator from 2016-18. He has worked with many current Red Sox players, including Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts.
The 47-year-old played parts of six seasons in the majors, including with the Oakland Athletics in 2003 when he faced the Red Sox in the American League Division Series.