John Farrell Set To Return As Manager In 2016 If Healthy

According to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sportsnet New England, John Farrell will return as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2016 if he is healthy enough to do so. There were many whispers about Farrell’s job security throughout the season as his club struggled. When mid-August came around, John Farrell received the news that he had been diagnosed with stage one lymphoma, news that sent sadness throughout the sports world and Red Sox Nation. Without being sad for Farrell, it’s health and family first right now, with baseball taking a backseat for the time being.

Farrell is in undergoing his final wave of chemotherapy this week after being diagnosed with lymphoma in August. He’ll undergo tests at the end of October to see if the cancer has been removed from his body, and if so, he’ll be given a clean bill of health, thereby allowing him to return to the Sox. At that point, Boston would make an official announcement on Farrell, who is currently signed through the 2017 season – Sean McAdam

Although this Boston Red Sox team took on a new life when Torey Lovullo took over, I believe it had more to do with Hanley Ramirez being off the field, giving the outfield a new feel with a healthy increase in speed and athleticism. Under Torey Lovullo the Red Sox went 28-16, scoring 46 runs in his first three games under helm.  He will definitely get some calls in the offseason regarding a managerial position, as he deserves a chance somewhere if John Farrell ends up returning in 2016.

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