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John Farrell | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (52) / 8/4/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Feb 21 - 10:29 AM

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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

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that the Cubs have not yet asked permission to speak to bench coach Torey Lovullo about their managerial vacancy.

Farrell indicated that his preference would be for the Cubs to wait until the Red Sox season was completed before doing so. He also endorsed his bench coach's candidacy, saying that Lovullo is a great baseball mind, and certainly a manager in waiting.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 05:21:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman
9Steven Wright