The Boston Red Sox reportedly have hired John Farrell as their new manager and will send SS Mike Aviles to the Toronto Blue Jays as compensation.
Farrell had a 154-170 record in his two years as Toronto’s manager. He was Boston’s pitching coach from 2007 to 2010. He pitched in the majors in parts of eight seasons, for the Cleveland Indians, the California Angels and the Detroit Tigers.
Farrell’s professional debut as a pitcher came in 1984, when he split time between the Midwest League’s Waterloo Indians and the International League’s Maine Guides. He went 0-5 with a 6.44 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 33 walks in 43.1 IP (nine starts) in the Midwest League.
Aviles was in the Royals organization when the Burlington Bees were affiliated with Kansas City, but he skipped the Low-A Midwest League when he went from the rookie Arizona League in 2003 to the High-A Carolina League in 2004.