Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/25/11

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.

A September collapse prevented Boston from reaching the postseason. The Red Sox squandered a nine-game lead in the wild card over the final month and allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to gain entry into the playoffs.

The freefall cost manager Terry Francona his job as manager and general manager Theo Epstein has since moved on to the Chicago Cubs.

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