Thursday, December 5, 2013
While the news has been out on the web for a few days, the Toronto Blue Jays made it official today, naming Boston Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell as their new manager.
Farrell, 48, has been Boston's pitching coach the past four years. Before that, he was the Cleveland Indians Director of Player Development from 2001 to 2006.
The Red Sox have not announced a replacement. Among the names being speculated about is former Sea Dogs pitching coach Mike Cather. He took an advanced scouting job with the Red Sox this past year.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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