AP: Red Sox want to speak directly to Farrell

The Associated Press reported on Friday night that the Red Sox have asked the Blue Jays for permission to speak directly to John Farrell.

This would seem to be another sign that the matter may soon be coming to a conclusion.

As the Globe reported, the teams have been engaged in compensation talks for Farrell for several days. The Red Sox may want to speak to Farrell regarding contract terms.

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