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.