The Red Sox have found their next manager. Sean McAdam from Comcast Sports Net reported that Boston has hired John Farrell to be their next manager. McAdam tweeted that the Red Sox signed him to a multi-year deal and that an official announcement is coming soon. Farrell has been the Blue Jays manager for the last two seasons, compiling a 154-170 record. Prior to his stint as Toronto's manager, he was the Red Sox pitching coach from 2006-2010.

Alex Speier from WEEI reported that shortstop Mike Aviles will be going to Toronto as compensation for manager John Farrell. Aviles started 130 games for Boston last season, with 123 coming at shortstop. The five-year veteran batted .250 with 13 home runs and a .663 OPS.
Give the Blue Jays credit for getting a still arbitration eligible major league starting infielder in the exchange, which is more than the Red Sox received for Theo. The Red Sox wanted Farrell last offseason, but the Blue Jays wouldn't let him go. After another poor season this year the Blue Jays said they wouldn't stand in the way of the Sox pursuing the former Boston coach. Will be curious to see how the prima donna players react to their new manager.

JR 10/21/2012 05:25:00 AM Edit
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