Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell

Thursday, October 12, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

John Farrell
The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell, the team announced in a statement on Wednesday.

The firing comes two days after Boston was eliminated from the playoffs by the Houston Astros, losing the ALDS series 3-1.

The Red Sox say a search for a new manager will begin immediately.

Farrell With the Red Sox

Farrell finished his fifth season as manager of the Red Sox, leading the team to a 93-69 record and the club’s ninth AL East division title.

The Red Sox had the third-best record in the American League.

During his time with Boston, Farrell led the team to a 432-378 record with three division titles (2013, 2016, 2017) and a World Series title in 2013.

His 432 wins and 810 games managed both rank sixth in Red Sox history.

Farrell’s first professional coaching job was with the Red Sox in 2007, when he spent four seasons as Boston’s pitching coach under then-manager Terry Francona.

He then took his first Major League managing job with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he stayed two seasons before returning to Boston.

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