John Farrell will return to manage Red Sox in 2017

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Though the Red Sox were abruptly escorted out of the 2016 postseason, manager John Farrell will return to manage the club next season, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said, “John Farrell will be our manager for 2017. He is all set and his whole staff will be invited back.”

As for 2018, Dombrowski said, “Something of that magnitude I need to sit down with ownership and discuss that,” as Dellich reports.

In Farrell’s four years with the Red Sox, the club has gone 339-309 (.523), winning the World Series in 2013, finishing in fifth place in the AL East in 2014 and ’15, and winning the AL East this season.