Asked John Henry to comment on losing pitching coach John Farrell to the Blue Jays, who are expected to name him their new manager:
“The Jays are getting a great baseball man and a great person. 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.”