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John Farrell Introduced as New Red Sox Manager

By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have introduced John Farrell as their new manager.

Farrell appeared Tuesday at a news conference with club officials two days after the team announced it had reached an agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays to allow him to leave with one year left on his three-year contract as manager. The Red Sox sent infielder Mike Aviles to Toronto and obtained reliever David Carpenter in the deal.

Farrell, Boston’s pitching coach from 2007-10 under Terry Francona, takes over for Bobby Valentine, who was fired after one of the worst seasons in team history. The Red Sox finished in last place in the AL East with a 69-93 record, their worst since 1965 and four games behind the Blue Jays.

Farrell is the 46th manager in franchise history, and was introduced by Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.

Associated Press

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