Red Sox reportedly begin talks with Blue Jays about Farrell

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are attempting to work out compensation with Toronto for manager John Farrell.

The Red Sox are slated to interview former bench coach and current Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale for the vacant managerial position. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach was interviewed for the role last Friday, Yankees bench coach Tony Pena had his interview on Monday and longtime Major League catcher and current Padres special assistant to the general manager Brad Ausmus is expected to talk to the Red Sox in the near future.

When the Red Sox approached the Blue Jays about Farrell last off-season, Toronto asked for Clay Buchholz as compensation. This off-season, Farrell has just one year remaining on his contract with the Blue Jays, so the team seemingly has less leverage.

1 Response to “ Red Sox reportedly begin talks with Blue Jays about Farrell ”

  1. Weird predicament for Toronto if Farrell is approached by Jays ownership and says he would want out of his deal to take the Boston job. Do you make go ahead and grant the upgrade to a division rival or hold onto a guy who doesn’t want to be there. The latter’s not a good idea.

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