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John Farrell | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (53) / 8/4/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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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. Sep 24 - 4:00 PM

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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.
Aug 18 - 9:47 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.
Aug 14 - 4:34 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.
May 8 - 11:40 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.
May 7 - 12:32 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.
Feb 21 - 10:29 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

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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