The Red Sox have announced excellent news: manager John Farrell’s cancer is in remission. The skipper announced that he would step down for the remainder of the season back in August in order to undergo treatment for lymphoma. Bench coach Torey Lovullo served as manager on an interim basis through season’s end.
In a statement today, Farrell said: “I am extremely thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from the Red Sox, my family, friends, and fans throughout this process. I am also especially thankful for the talented doctors who cared for me in Detroit and here at MGH. I look forward to getting back to work and bringing another championship back to Boston.”
Earlier this month, the team announced that Farrell would return to manage the club in 2016, adding that Lovullo had signed a two-year extension to remain in his role as bench coach. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in today’s press release that the organization is “thrilled to hear the great news about John” and is looking forward to having Farrell return as manager next season.