A former Red sox coach is heading north of the border.
Former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell will be announced as the Blue Jays new manager Monday afternoon, according to Red Sox owner John Henry.
“The Jays are getting a great baseball man and a great person,” Henry told The Boston Globe in an email. “We were able to keep John as a part of our organization longer than a couple of other teams would have wanted, but it really is time for John to step up to the next level.
“He will be an effective, excellent manager,” Henry added. “I expect him to manage in MLB for as long as he wants to. He’s going to an excellent young team with a strong and smart hierarchy. The Blue Jays are going to be a force in the AL East for some time to come. I am grateful for the years John Farrell gave to the Red Sox. He will be missed.”
The 48-year-old Farrell, who served as the Sox pitching coach since 2007, reportedly beat out other finalists DeMarlo Hale, Cleveland first-base coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Jays third-base coach Brian Butterfield.
The club has called a news conference for 3 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon.