The Toronto Blue Jays say manager John Farrell can't leave for the same job with the Boston Red Sox.
The Jays issued a statement Tuesday saying employees won't be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization - essentially blocking a move by Farrell back to the Red Sox.
The team says its amended its employee permission policy and ''will not grant permission for lateral moves.''
General manager Alex Anthopoulos had previously been on record as saying employees were permitted to speak with any team about any job.
Farrell spent four seasons as Boston's pitching coach before being hired to manage the Blue Jays last year.
The Red Sox are going through a shakeup following the departure of manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein.