Former Oklahoma State pitcher John Farrell fired as Red Sox manager


The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell following their elimination from the AL Division Series.

The Red Sox dropped their best-of-five ALDS to the Astros 3-1.

The 55-year-old Farrell completed his fifth season as Red Sox manager in 2017, posting a 93-69 record and winning the AL East title.

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Either way, it's not a great endorsement of Farrell, who spent five full seasons as the Red Sox skipper and finishes his time there having won 53 percent of the games he oversaw.

The matchup gave us a little bit of everything - from a John Farrell ejection, to seeing Chris Sale and Justin Verlander in reliever roles and a historic inside-the-park homer by Rafael Devers. It was the second straight postseason where the Red Sox failed to make it out of the American League Division Series.

His 432 wins and 810 games managed both rank sixth in Red Sox history.

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Farrell had one year remaining on his contract after the Red Sox picked up his 2018 option last December.

He then took his first Major League managing job with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he stayed two seasons before returning to Boston.

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