According to several reports, the former Red Sox pitching coach signed a multi-year deal with the Red Sox to manage the club through the 2015 season. MLB.com confirmed the report and said an official announcement is imminent.
Farrell managed the Blue Jays for two full seasons, compiling a 154-170 record. He was courted by the Red Sox last season after they fired two-time World Series winner Terry Francona. The Blue Jays then created a team rule preventing lateral moves in an effort to retain Farrell.
The Blue Jays will receive compensation for the signing, though it's reported the player coming back won't be announced for a couple days. It was reported early Sunday that the player was a major-leaguer in 2012. It was then confirmed by sources that the player is shortstop Mike Aviles. Aviles, 31, batted .250 with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs in 2012.
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