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Blue Jays Officially Name John Farrell As New Manager

In a press conference held Monday, the Blue Jays introduced John Farrell as their new manager, making official the move that had been expected since Thursday.

Wearing the number 52, Farrell spoke about his plans for the future with the Blue Jays, as well as his years with Boston.

Very complimentary of the Red Sox' way of doing things, Farrell called his time with Terry Francona as a "tremendous learning experience."

Farrell has already started building his coaching staff by retaining the services of Toronto third base coach Brian Butterfield and pitching coach Bruce Walton, while talks are ongoing with hitting coach Dwayne Murphy.

Farrell will replace Cito Gaston, who retired this year after two-and-a-half years with the Blue Jays.