Red Sox fire John Farrell

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John Farrell is out as manager of the Red Sox. 

Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement Wednesday, ending Farrell's five-year tenure as manager after spending four years as the team's pitching coach earlier in his career. 

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Farrell managed the team to a World Series title in 2013, his first season back with the team after the Sox acquired him from Toronto. He went 432-378 as manager in the regular season, reaching the postseason three times (all as winners of the American League East) and winning division titles in his final two seasons. Despite winning the devision, the Sox were eliminated in the ALDS in each of the last two seasons.

According to the team's press release, the search for the team's next manager "will begin immediately."

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