9:41pm: It would be surprising at this point if Farrell turned down the Blue Jays job, a source familiar with the situation told Alex Speier of WEEI.
The Red Sox will look at both internal and external candidates to fill their pitching coach void if Farrell leaves. However, it is said that the club is underwhelmed with their in-house options.
8:23pm: Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell has been offered the managerial job in Toronto, multiple industry sources told Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. Now the 48-year-old and the Blue Jays must work to come to an agreement on a contract.
McAdam notes if Farrell ends up taking the position, this would mark the second straight season that the BoSox have lost a key member of their coaching staff to a managerial vacancy. Last winter, former bench coach Brad Mills left Boston to become the manager of the Astros.
It would seem that the Blue Jays have left no stone unturned in their managerial search. By some estimates, McAdam writes, Toronto spoke to upwards of 20 candidates.