John Farrell Will Return As Red Sox Manager In 2016 After Undergoing Cancer Treatment
The Boston Red Sox say manager John Farrell will be back next season after leaving the team to undergo cancer treatment.
The team announced Farrell’s return before the season finale against Cleveland. The 53-year-old Farrell has been on medical leave since Aug. 14 after being diagnosed lymphoma. He completed chemotherapy treatments in Boston this past week.
Farrell was hired as Boston's manager in October 2012 and he led the Red Sox to a World Series title in his first season. He signed a two-year contract extension in February through the 2017 season.
Torey Lovullo, who served as interim manager while Farrell was out, was signed to a two-year extension. He will return to his role as bench coach in 2016 and has waived the right to pursue managerial openings.
Boston did not renew the contract of first-base coach Arnie Beyeler.