BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pink Sox fired supervisor John Farrell on Wednesday after the workforce’s second straight loss within the AL Division Collection.
The Purple Sox introduced the transfer lower than forty eight hours after they have been eradicated from the playoffs with a 5-four loss to the Houston Astros. Farrell’s contract had been scheduled to run by way of the 2018 season.
Boston gained again-to-again American League East titles for the primary time in franchise historical past this season regardless of dropping the bat of retired slugger David Ortiz. It additionally did it regardless of beginning the season with $217 million pitcher David Worth on the disabled record and watching as 2016 Cy Younger Award winner Rick Porcello stumbled to an eleven-17 report.
Farrell managed the workforce to its eighth World Collection title in 2013, his first season. However he discovered himself underneath a harsh highlight every of the final two seasons after exits within the division collection of the postseason.
Farrell went 432-378 over 5 seasons with Boston. He managed Toronto for 2 seasons earlier than that and went 154-one hundred seventy.
Farrell stated after dropping to the Astros that the group didn’t meet its objectives however had some good younger gamers proceed to develop.
“We had quite a few challenges thrown our method from particular person accidents to efficiency,” he stated. “However as a workforce they caught collectively.”
The offense slumped after Ortiz retired, regardless that the workforce had baseball’s third-highest payroll. A number of gamers additionally struggled with well being points, together with second baseman Dustin Pedroia and pitcher Drew Pomeranz.
Farrell started his teaching profession with Boston as a pitching coach from 2007-2010. He was a part of the workforce’s 2007 World Collection title.
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