Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Red Sox fire manager Farrell after 2nd straight ALDS defeat

Red Sox fire manager Farrell after 2nd straight ALDS defeat

The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell following their elimination from the AL Division Series.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will address the media at a Fenway Park press conference this morning.

The Red Sox announced the move Wednesday less than 48 hours after they eliminated from the playoffs with a 5-4 loss to the Houston Astros. We asked ESPN.com's David Schoenfield and Red Sox reporter Scott Lauber to weigh in on who might be the next manager.

In a statement, Farrell thanked the Red Sox's ownership group, the team's front office and Boston's coaches, players and fans.


Farrell finished his fifth season as manager of the Red Sox, leading the team to a 93-69 record and the club's ninth AL East division title. He helped lead the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series championship in his first year on the job, but followed that campaign up with back-to-back last place seasons.

During Farrell's tenure, the Red Sox went 432-378, a.533 winning percentage.

He then took his first Major League managing job with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he stayed two seasons before returning to Boston.

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