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Henry confirms Farrell is new Blue Jays manager

By Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo
Globe Staff / October 24, 2010

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The Toronto Blue Jays have yet to acknowledge that Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is their new manager. But Red Sox owner John Henry confirmed it last night.

“The Jays are getting a great baseball man and a great person,’’ Henry wrote in an e-mail to the Globe. “We were able to keep John as a part of our organization longer than a couple of other teams would have wanted, but it really is time for John to step up to the next level.

“He will be an effective, excellent manager. I expect him to manage in MLB for as long as he wants to. He’s going to an excellent young team with a strong and smart hierarchy. The Blue Jays are going to be a force in the AL East for some time to come. I am grateful for the years John Farrell gave to the Red Sox. He will be missed.’’

Farrell is expected to be introduced in Toronto tomorrow. He was with the Red Sox for four seasons.

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