Tom Werner trusts the people he hires to do the right thing.

The Boston Red Sox chairman said Wednesday in a statement the team’s decision to part ways with manager John Farrell was difficult to make but also is one he supports. Farrell’s five-year tenure ended Wednesday in the aftermath of Boston’s loss to the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series.

“This was a difficult decision for Dave Dombrowski but one that John Henry, Sam Kennedy, and I support,” Werner’s statement reads. “John Farrell is one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure to work with, and we are grateful for his contributions to the Red Sox. He has been a credit to this organization for ten years as a pitching coach and manager and guided us to a World Series and back to back division titles. However, change is a part of baseball and life. It’s the right thing to do for the Red Sox at this time, and we believe the change will benefit the organization. However, I have nothing but gratitude for all John has accomplished and I wish him the very best in the future.”

The Red Sox will begin their search for a new manager immediately.

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