Red Sox announce manager John Farrell’s cancer is in remission

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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell's cancer in remission
Thursday October 22nd, 2015

The Boston Red Sox announced that manager John Farrell’s cancer is in remission, the team said in a statement on Twitter Thursday.

According to the Red Sox, Farrell underwent post-treatment testing on Wednesday that indicated his cancer is in remission. Farrell was diagnosed with stage one Non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt lymphoma on Aug. 14.

“I am extremely thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from the Red Sox, my family, and fans throughout this process,” Farrell said adding, that he is especially thankful for the doctors that cared for him and that he is looking forward to returning to work.

Farrell missed the last six weeks of the season. Torey Lovullo, Red Sox bench coach, temporarily took over for Farrell.

The Red Sox went 78–85 for the season and 28–20 in Farrell’s absence.

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