The Boston Red Sox announced that they have hired John Farrell to manage their team. Farrell will take over for Bobby Valentine.
According to Fox, Ben Cherington, the Red Sox general manager, said that the orgainization is thrilled to have Farrell as the new manager. Cherington went onto say that Farrell has a wide range of experience which includes being a major league pitcher, a coach, a manager and a front office executive.
According to CBC, Farrell was traded for the Red Sox's infielder, Mike Aviles. The Blue Jays also sent the Red Sox pitcher David Carpenter.
According to Boston, on Tuesday, at Fenway Park, Farrell was introduced by the Red Sox as the 46th manager of the team.
Farrell said that he has a simple plan for the Red Sox team, and that is to be aggressive. Farrell said that the plan is first pitch strike and then first our of an inning and score first.