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John Farrell hired as Red Sox manager

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

John Farrell

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.