Red Sox prospect Nick Lovullo returns to Salem after stint with Triple-A Pawtucket

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) -- It's safe to say 2019 has been a whirlwind so far for Red Sox prospect Nick Lovullo.

"It's been interesting," he said. "It's been fun. I've been traveling all over the place, always living out of a suitcase and on an airplane it seems."

In just two months, the shortstop has already been re-assigned six times, spending time with the Red Sox Double-A affiliate in Portland and, for the first time, their Triple-A team in Pawtucket
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He's back in Salem now, where he's spent parts of three seasons since he entered the organization in 2016.

"It's tough, but everywhere that I've been, all the guys in the clubhouse are awesome," Lovullo said. "We have great coaches top to bottom, so that makes it a little easier. Helps me fit in a little bit more and I just get there and focus on what I'm there to do, and that's play baseball."

And for Lovullo, baseball is what he was raised on.

"I definitely had a unique upbringing I guess," he said.

His dad, Torey, played 11 years in Major League Baseball and is the current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"I'd be able to go out and spend time with my dad and be on the field like this," Lovullo said. "He was coaching in the minor leagues so I got to experience something that not a lot of kids get to experience and just growing up watching the guys, watching those players and the way they went about their business, that was something that I always wanted to do."

Now, he's doing it.

And while Lovullo's path hasn't led to The Show just yet, he's waiting for his chance to, perhaps one day, share a field with his father.

"That would be surreal," he said. "I honestly couldn't even put into words what I think that would be like. To be out there and seeing him in the other dugout doing his thing and me doing my thing out there, it's something I think about all the time, and hopefully, one day, that'll be the case."