Found October 20, 2012 on NESN.com:
BOSTON -- A baseball official familiar with the discussions says the Red Sox have asked the Toronto Blue Jays for permission to talk with manager John Farrell about the opening in Boston. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the talks are ongoing, confirmed the request Friday night. The official also said the teams are discussing compensation if Farrell, who has one year left on his contract, is eventually hired. ESPN first reported the talks. Farrell was the Red Sox pitching coach for four years before he left for Toronto after 2010. Boston expressed interest in having Farrell take over for Terry Francona after the team's September collapse in 2011, but the Blue Jays would not allow him to leave then. The Red Sox have also interviewed San Diego Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus, New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and Baltimore Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale to replace Bo...
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