John Farrell out as Red Sox manager

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is interviewed in the clubhouse after the Astros beat Boston Red Sox 5-4 in the ALDS Game 4 at Fenway Park Monday Oct. 9 2017 in Boston

John Farrell out as Red Sox manager

Boston lost their playoff series against the Houston Astros 3-1 following a 5-4 defeat at Fenway Park on Monday, a result that cost Farrell his job.

The Boston Red Sox are on the hunt for a new manager after announcing Wednesday morning that John Farrell will not return for the 2018 season.

The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell following their elimination from the AL Division Series. We asked ESPN.com's David Schoenfield and Red Sox reporter Scott Lauber to weigh in on who might be the next manager. It was the second straight postseason where the Red Sox failed to make it out of the American League Division Series.

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His 432 wins and 810 games managed both rank sixth in Red Sox history.

Farrell began his major league managerial career with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, leading the team to a 154-170 record over two seasons.

Baseball and Central Mass. go way back - to the 1860s. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

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