Red Sox Manager John Farrell Diagnosed with Lymphoma; Lovullo to Manage Team For Remainder of Season UPDATE - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Red Sox Manager John Farrell Diagnosed with Lymphoma; Lovullo to Manage Team For Remainder of Season UPDATE

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced that he was diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and will miss the rest of the season. Bench coach Torey Lovullo will manage the team for the remainder of the year. 

Earlier in the week, Farrell had surgery in Detroit on Monday to treat a hernia. At the time, Farrell believed he injured himself moving gear while the team was in New York a week ago. However, the cancer would be discovered following the surgery. It is believed that the cancer is treatable and should be ready to resume his duties in time for spring training in 2016. 

Farrell, who turned 53 earlier this month, became manager of the Red Sox in 2013 and took them to a World Series title. However, the Sox fell to last place in 2014 and are likely headed for another last place finish in the AL East this season. Previously, Farrell managed the Toronto Blue Jays. He also pitched in the big leagues for 10 seasons with the Cleveland Indians, California Angels and the Detroit Tigers. 

It appears that the Red Sox are rallying around their skipper. As of this writing, the Red Sox are leading the Seattle Mariners 7-1 in the 3rd inning.

My best wishes to John Farrell for a speedy recovery.

UPDATE: The Red Sox scored a season high 15 runs tonight. Rookie first baseman Travis Shaw belted two home runs. No doubt it was an emotional night for the team and they responded in a big way.

UPDATE II: The offensive outburst continued Saturday with the Sox pounding Felix Hernandez for 10 runs over 2 innings. The Sox won the game 22-10. They have now scored 37 runs since losing Farrell for the season yesterday. Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit 2 home runs and drove in a career high 7 runs. 

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