John Farrell, Boston Red Sox Agree On Two-Year Contract Extension

John Farrell is sticking around for a while.

The Boston Red Sox manager agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team Saturday that keeps Farrell in Boston through the 2017 season. The deal includes a club option for 2018.

Farrell is entering his third season as Red Sox skipper, and it’s been a wild ride so far. In his first year in 2013, Farrell led Boston to a 97-65 record — tied for the MLB’s best with the St. Louis Cardinals — and the team’s eighth World Series win. Yet last season saw the Red Sox finish at the bottom of the American League East after a 71-91 campaign. Farrell has compiled a 168-156 record as Boston’s manager.

Farrell is in his seventh year with the team overall after serving as pitching coach from 2007 until 2010.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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