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Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:42:15 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus ripped former manager John Farrell with recent comments about handling stressful situations. "I'm not trying to bash anybody by starting up crap, but I think John Gibbons has got a little bit of a better idea of how to handle it," Rasmus said, "just because I don't see him as a guy that's going to hit that panic button and get tight and into kind of freak-out mode."
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:26:54 -0800
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves had to talk to RP Alfredo Aceves Sunday, Feb. 17, after the pitcher spent what was supposed to be live batting practice lobbing pitches softly toward home plate. The team appears to be willing to work with Aceves this spring with the hope he will improve his rocky standing with the team before they explore options of releasing or trading him. He has a non-guaranteed contract of $2.65 million for 2013. Boston would have to pay him only $434,426, or one-sixth his salary, if he is released before March 13, or it will cost $651,639 (one-fourth) if he is released on or before March 27. The Red Sox could release him and owe Aceves nothing based on the citizenship clause in his contract if he passes unclaimed through waivers. Such a scenario likely would go to arbitration, however.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 10:15:38 -0800
Chad Epperson appears to be the leading candidate to replace Gary Tuck as the catching instructor for the Boston Red Sox. Epperson filled in for Tuck while the latter was on leave last season. The organization has interviewed several internal candidates for the job and manager John Farrell has given no indication that any outsiders have been interviewed.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:20:58 -0800
New Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is impressed with what he has seen regarding RP Daniel Bard, who has changed some of his mechanics to avoid a repeat of his 2012 season. "He looked very good," said Farrell, who along with pitching coach Juan Nieves watched Bard throw in Mississippi. "His arm slot is back to a normal position. He shows the power he previously had as a reliever. His mind-set is more clear and his approach is more simplified."
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:20:04 -0800
Former Boston Red Sox C Jason Varitek, who retired and became a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington following last season, will serve as an adviser and coach to manager John Farrell and his staff in spring camp.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:30:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar will not return to the team next year. Torey Lovullo is expected to be named the bench coach for new manager John Farrell.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:36:48 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo is a strong candidate to join the Boston Red Sox, perhaps as bench coach. Lovullo managed Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010 before joining new manager John Farrell in Toronto. He was one of the candidates the Red Sox interviewed last year before they hired Bobby Valentine.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:20:40 -0700
Confirming previous reports, the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with John Farrell on a three-year contract to be their next manager.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:57:18 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Boston Red Sox have acquired RP David Carpenter from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of the deal which allowed John Farrell to take Boston's managerial job. It was previously announced that the Blue Jays would receive INF Mike Aviles.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:30:12 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Toronto Blue Jays have sent RP David Carpenter to the Boston Red Sox as part of the deal that allowed John Farrell to take Boston's managerial job. It was previously announced that the Blue Jays would receive INF Mike Aviles.