General manager Ben Cherington introduced John Farrell as the 46th manager of the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, saying, "(John's) integrity, leadership skills and intelligence are second to none and make him the right person for this job."
"This is an incredible privilege to be standing here today," Farrell said. "It speaks to the place in history that the Red Sox have, what this organization has represented, and in my previous experience here it has represented nothing but first class, professionalism and ultimately success."
Farrell promised fans that his team will be "relentless" and will use an "up-tempo" style.
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Farrell went 154-170 in two years as manager of the Blue Jays after serving as Red Sox pitching coach under Terry Francona from 2007-2010.