Doctors have determined that Red Sox manager John Farrell’s cancer is in remission, the team announced.
The good news comes three weeks after new team president Dave Dombrowski made it clear that Farrell would remain the manager in 2016. Farrell took a leave of absence from mid-August through the end of the season to receive treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt lymphoma and bench coach Torey Lovullo served as interim manager.
Here’s what Farrell said today in a statement:
I am extremely thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from the Red Sox, my family, friends, and fans throughout this process. I am also especially thankful for the talented doctors who cared for me in Detroit and here at MGH.
Lovullo will remain with the Red Sox as Farrell’s bench coach, bypassing opportunities to interview for managerial openings.