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John Farrell hired as Red Sox manager

John Farrell John Farrell is the new manager of the Boston Red Sox (Mitchell Layton, Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox have found the man to rebuild their team after a rough year. The team announced today that it has hired John Farrell, formerly manager of the Tornoto Blue Jays, to be their next manager.

Because Farrell had one year left on his contract with the Blue Jays, the Red Sox compensated Toronto in the form of shortstop Mike Aviles, while right-handed pitcher Dave Carpenter will go from Toronto to Boston in the deal.

Farrell previously served as the Red Sox pitching coach from 2007-2010, after which he left to lead the Blue Jays. Farrell went 154-170 in two seasons in Toronto, both of which resulted in fourth-place finishes in the AL East.