John Farrell has reportedly been hired as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England. Farrell, who had previously served as the pitching coach of the Red Sox and managed the Toronto Blue Jays for the last two seasons, will reportedly receive a four-year deal.
The Red Sox had reportedly been in discussions with the Blue Jays over Farrell, who was still under contract with Toronto, in attempt to negotiate a player-for-manager trade. No report has indicated which players, if any, the Red Sox gave to the Blue Jays in order to lure Farrell away.
Farrell, who had an eight-year MLB career as a pitcher playing for the Cleveland Indians, California Angels and Detroit Tigers, led the Blue Jays to a 73-89 record in 2012, placing them fourth in the AL East. In his first year managing the team in 2011, Farrell guided Toronto to an 81-81 record.
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