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The Red Sox will go into next season with a new manager and a new starting shortstop.
Alex Speier from WEEI reported that shortstop Mike Aviles will be going to Toronto as compensation for manager John Farrell.
Aviles started 130 games for Boston last season, with 123 coming at shortstop. The five-year veteran batted .250 with 13 home runs and a .663 OPS. Aviles was traded to the Red Sox in July of 2011 from the Royals, where he spent three and a half years.
Aviles has also played second base, third base and right field in the majors, but he's spent the majority of his time at shortstop, where he has a carer .974 fielding percentage.
The Blue Jays were looking for a new middle infielder after multiple off-field issues from Yunel Escobar.
Aviles was signed to a one-year deal by the Red Sox, but was still arbitration eligible since he's spent less than six year at the Major League level. The Red Sox will receive an as yet to be named player from the Blue ...
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For the third consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox will have
a new Opening Day starting shortstop. Who that player
is come April 1 in New York remains to be seen, but it probably won't be Mike Aviles.
With Boston hiring former Toronto manager John Farrell to run the club in 2013
and beyond, Aviles will reportedly serve
as compensation and go to the Blue Jays...
John Farrell will be welcomed back to Boston and the Red Sox family on Tuesday.
The club announced Monday afternoon that Farrell will be introduced at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. The news conference will be held at the State Street Pavilion.
The Sox and Farrell came to an agreement over the weekend, which was announced...
It looks like the Red Sox have finally found their replacement for Bobby Valentine at manager. What did they give up to get him?
John Farrell is back and ready to take on the challenge that is the Boston Red Sox.
Farrell, who was hired by Boston after managing American League East rival Toronto for two seasons, will have a lot on his plate during his first year running the team. The most important duty, though, will be trying to fix a team that put together one of the worst seasons in franchise...
The Red Sox have officially buttoned up the deal that brings John Farrell to Boston as the Red Sox' new manager.
Shortstop Mike Aviles will head to Toronto, and the Red Sox will receive right-hander David Carpenter in return, the Red Sox have announced. News of the deal first came out late Saturday night.
"I'm extremely excited to be returning to the...
With the return of John Farrell officially scheduled for Tuesday at noon, the question can change from who will manager the Red Sox in 2012, to who will get the most out of Farrell's return to Boston?
After a season in which Boston had a team ERA of 4.70 and a team high of 11 wins by Clay Buchholz, the starting rotation and staff as a whole needs needs a lift...
The Boston Red Sox finally got their man. They were able to hire John Farrell as their new manager after giving the Toronto Blue Jays compensation so they would let him out of his deal a year early. A manager cannot make a lateral move and exit his contract without compensation so, in order to get Farrell, the Red Sox agreed to trade Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays.
Really? Aviles for...
As noted in yesterday’s piece, the Blue Jays’ John Farrell has emerged as a major frontrunner in the Red Sox’ manager search, even though his hiring would be the most complicated of the five candidates because of the compensation required to lure him out of Toronto. The two teams have been talking constantly over the [...]
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he was frustrated that news of former manager John Farrell taking the Boston Red Sox job was leaked to the media before it was official. Reports came out Saturday that the Red Sox hired Farrell, but it was not approved by the Major League Baseball commissioner's office until Sunday. "It probably didn't go as...
One of the main reasons the Red Sox pursued John Farrell to be their next manager was because of the connections Farrell had formed as Boston's pitching coach a couple of years ago.
Farrell worked closely with pitchers and other Red Sox players in his first stint in Boston. The team hopes Farrell will build on those relationships as he takes over in Boston this...
The Boston Red Sox have found their next manager as they have signed John Farrell to a multi-year deal, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. There's no word as to what type of compensation the Blue Jays will receive.
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Prior to the Boston Red Sox deciding to fire manager Bobby Valentine after just one season, it had been widely speculated that they had their sights on Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell. As the poorly kept secret became official Saturday night, many in the media as well as fans see no issue with Farrell leaving Toronto to go to Boston. Several will sight Farrell’s relationship...
The Boston Red Sox have hired John Farrell as their next manager.
ESPN has a story up today that might well get lost in the shuffle of the playoffs, John Farrell and the three-way trade, but could end up having some fairly significant ramifications. Shohei Otani is an 18 year old pitcher currently playing for his Japanese high school team and it seems he’s regarded highly enough to be seen as a first round pick in their amateur draft which takes...