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The Toronto Blue Jays are keeping manager John Farrell under wraps.
The Blue Jays issued a statement on Tuesday which declared that employees will not be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization. The decree essentially blocks a move by Farrell to the AL East rival Boston Red Sox.
"Due to the distraction caused by media speculation regarding our employee permission policy, the Toronto Blue Jays have amended their policy and will not grant permission for lateral moves,” the team said in a statement.
Farrell has a history with the Red Sox, serving as their pitching coach before accepting the position as manager with the Blue Jays last year.
The Boston Globe reported that the Red Sox were interested in returning Farrell to Beantown.
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What seems to be the most ideal fit in Boston may still be a possibility according to Tony Massarotti. Mazz is confident that the possibility that John Farrell becoming the Sox manager is "definitely not dead". Despite a change in policy in Toronto and earlier reports that Farrell is staying put, Mazz still believes we have not heard the end.
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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...
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On Tuesday, amidst rampant rumors that the Red Sox might be interested in bringing John Farrell back to his former organization, Toronto announced a change in its employee policy. The Blue Jays made it clear that Farrell will not be managing their American League East rivals any time soon.
TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays don’t intend to let manager John Farrell leave for the same job with the Boston Red Sox.
The Jays issued a statement Tuesday that said employees won’t be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization — essentially blocking a move...
With much talk in the last three days regarding the possibility of John Farrell moving from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Boston Red Sox, the issue of Farrell's situation with the Jays seems to have slanted altogether.
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