Farrell Out As Red Sox Manager [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox announced on Wednesday morning that manager John Farrell will not return to the team.
The #RedSox announced today that John Farrell will not return as manager in 2018. A search for a new manager will begin immediately.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) October 11, 2017
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement on Wednesday that Farrell would not continue in his role of manager moving forward. His contract ran through the 2018 season, and the Sox recently wrapped up a first round exit in the MLB Playoffs after falling to Houston in the ALDS in four games.
Farrell had just completed up his fifth season as manager with the Sox and helped the team to a World Series title in 2013. The Sox also won the AL East Division three times under Farrell (2013, 2016, 2017), and posted a record of 432-378 overall. He had spent a total of nine years with the club, also serving four years as the team’s pitching coach.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) October 11, 2017
The Sox said that they will begin a search for a new manager immediately, according to Dombrowski.