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John Farrell | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (54) / 8/4/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Frank Wren is unlikely to become the next general manager of the Red Sox.
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is reportedly looking for a replacement internally after general manager Mike Hazen recently left to become executive vice president and general manager of the Diamondbacks. Wren, who served as Braves general manager from 2007-2014, is said to be happy with his current position as Red Sox senior VP of baseball operations. It's worth noting that he was mostly based out of Atlanta this season, so he may prefer to be close to home. Multiple reports indicate that Red Sox vice president of international and amateur scouting Amiel Sawdaye could be the most likely fit. Oct 19 - 9:44 AM

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Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced Tuesday that John Farrell will return as manager in 2017.

His coaching staff has also been invited back. The Red Sox were swept at the hands of the Indians and Terry Francona in the ALDS, but they won 93 games during the regular season and there's no need for a shakeup. 2017 will be Farrell's fifth season as Boston's manager. His contract includes a club option for 2018.
Oct 11 - 2:04 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Ruben Amaro Jr. will become the Red Sox first base coach.

Amaro Jr. has been a part of the Phillies' front office since his playing career ended in 1998. He served as the general manager of the Phillies since 2008. He has always talked about wanting to manage in the future, and this could be the first step in that direction.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 03:52:00 PM

The Red Sox announced Thursday that manager John Farrell's cancer is in remission.

Great news. Farrell left the team in August to battle Stage 1 lymphoma, and characterized the cancer as "localized" and "highly curable" at an August 14 press conference. Assuming the news stays positive, Farrell should be back in the Red Sox' dugout when the season gets rolling next spring.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 05:08:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Mike Hazen has been appointed as the new Red Sox general manager.

The Red Sox have confirmed the news, so it's now official. There's been some speculation over the last three weeks that Hazen would be the choice. He was working as an assistant general manager under Ben Cherington, who resigned when Dave Dombrowski came aboard as Boston's new club president in mid-August. Hazen was formerly the vice president of player development and scouting for the Red Sox and the director of player development for five years before that. He was also recently a candidate for the Angels' GM opening.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 04:00:00 PM

The Red Sox have hired Dave Dombrowski as their president of baseball operations.

The Red Sox offered general manager Ben Cherington the opportunity to stick around, but he declined. He will, however, remain until the end of the season while the Red Sox transition. The Tigers parted ways with Dombrowski earlier this month, but it's no surprise that he quickly found a new gig. It's a big hire for Boston. USA Today's Bob Nightengale hears that former Braves GM Frank Wren is the leading contender to be the Red Sox' new GM under Dombrowski.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed at a press conference Friday that he's been diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma.

The cancer was found earlier this week when Farrell underwent hernia surgery. It's obviously awful news for the Red Sox' skipper, as he will begin nine weeks of chemotherapy treatments early next week. The good news is that Farrell said the cancer is "localized" and "highly curable." Bench coach Torey Lovullo will take over managing duties for the rest of the season.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have hired Carl Willis as their next pitching coach.

He'll take over for Juan Nieves who was fired on Thursday. The Red Sox starting rotation has been the worst in the American League this season, so Willis will have his hands full attempting to turn things around in Boston.
Fri, May 8, 2015 11:40:00 PM

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports the Red Sox have fired pitching coach Juan Nieves.

Nieves will play the role of scapegoat for Boston's rough first month of pitching performances. The starting rotation has a combined 5.54 ERA, which ranks 29th in the major leagues -- ahead of only the Rockies. And the staff as a whole has a 4.86 ERA, which also ranks 29nd out of 30.
Thu, May 7, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Red Sox announced Saturday they have signed manager John Farrell to a contract extension through the 2017 season.

The deal also includes an option for the 2018 season. After bringing a World Series title back to Boston in 2013, Farrell endured a severely disappointing 2014 campaign where they finished in the cellar of the American League East with a 71-91 mark.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with Chili Davis to become the team's new hitting coach.

Davis, who was widely coveted for many openings, interviewed with the Boston brass on Friday. Davis spent the previous three seasons serving as the hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 06:13:00 PM

According to Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area, the Red Sox interviewed Chili Davis for their hitting coach vacancy on Friday.

Davis, who has spent the past three seasons as the hitting coach in Oakland, is attracting a lot of interest this winter. He interviewed for the same position with the Yankees on Thursday, while the Rangers are believed to be interested in his services as well.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 11:34:00 AM

The Red Sox announced Friday that hitting coach Greg Colbrunn has "elected not to return to the position."

It's not clear whether Colbrunn truly left on his own or was pushed out. Colbrunn missed six weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage in June, so it's possible his health was a factor in him leaving. After leading baseball in runs scored in 2013, the Red Sox finished 18th this season.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected from the first inning of Friday's game against the Rays after both benches were issued a warning after David Price plunked David Ortiz.

After the bad blood between the two teams from last weekend, it's understandable why the early warning was issued. Farrell has a right to be upset as well, as Price got to drill his star slugger and his team will be unable to retaliate without repercussions.
Fri, May 30, 2014 07:41:00 PM

John Farrell, Terry Francona and Bob Melvin have been announced by the BBWAA as finalists for the 2013 American League Manager of the Year award.

Melvin is going for his second straight win, though he'll probably wind up finishing third in the voting. The postseason doesn't count when considering the award, but Farrell probably will get the nod, anyway, after leading the Red Sox to the best record in the AL following a last-place finish in 2012.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 06:26:00 PM

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C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Yoan Moncada
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Robby Scott
10Joe Kelly
11Heath Hembree
12Noe Ramirez
13Carson Smith
14Brandon Workman