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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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The Red Sox have exercised manager John Farrell's 2018 option.
Farrell was under fire a bit when the Red Sox got off to a slow start last season, but they wound up just two wins off the AL lead with 93 victories. They're 339-309 in four years under Farrell, which includes a World Series title back in 2013. Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:33:00 PM

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Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have hired Gary DiSarcina as their new bench coach.

He replaced Torey Lovullo, who left to become the Diamondbacks' manager. DiSarcina was the manager for Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox' organization in 2013 and has been a coach for the Angels the last three seasons.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 12:30:00 PM

The Red Sox have promoted Eddie Romero to senior vice president and assistant general manager.

The Red Sox have rearranged their front office after general manager Mike Hazen and vice president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye both left for the Diamondbacks. Romero, who previously served as vice president of international scouting, and Brian O'Halloran will serve as the chief assistants under team president Dave Dombrowski. The club will not hire a new general manager.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox might not hire a new general manager.

Former GM Mike Hazen left to become the Diamondbacks' new general manager. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was and still is the top decision-maker, though, and Abraham says the club may fill Hazen's administrative duties "in another fashion via internal promotions or external additions to the staff." Peter Gammons reported previously that the Red Sox have offered vice president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye their GM job, but it looks like Sawdaye will follow Hazen to Arizona to be their assistant GM.
Source: Boston Globe
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 07:16:00 PM

According to Peter Gammons, Amiel Sawdaye is weighing whether to accept the job as Red Sox general manager or to take an opportunity elsewhere.

Sawdaye, the vice president of international and amateur scouting for the Red Sox, is team president Dave Dombrowski's top choice to replace Mike Hazen who vacated the general manager's position to become the executive vice president and general manager of the Diamondbacks. Gammons notes that Sawdaye could follow Hazen to Arizona and take the assistant general manager's job there and there's also a chance he could join the Twins' front office.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 05:47:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 09:44:00 AM

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.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 02:04:00 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

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