John Farrell hired as Red Sox manager

Sunday October 21st, 2012

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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.