John Farrell will be formally introduced as the 46th manager of the Boston Red Sox at a press conference at noon ET on Tuesday at Fenway Park, the team announced Monday. Farrell was hired to replace the fired Bobby Valentine.
Farrell had served as the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for the past two seasons and posted a 154-170 record. This year, Farrell's Blue Jays finished at 73-89, placing them fourth in the AL East. Prior to managing in Toronto, Farrell served as the pitching coach for the Red Sox from 2006 through 2010.
The Red Sox acquired the services of Farrell in a compensation deal with the Blue Jays. Boston sent infielder Mike Aviles to Toronto in exchange for Farrell and pitcher David Carpenter, who Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said would not have made the team's 40-man roster next season.
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