Farrell to return as Red Sox manager in 2016

“He just grinded through his outing”, Boston interim manager Torey Lovullo said. He wants to play to do well.


Here is Kluber’s line in 2014, his Cy Young year: 2.44 ERA, 2.35 FIP, 269 strikeouts, 235 2/3 innings, .233 BAA, 1.09 WHIP. The 35-year-old allowed five hits, including solo homers to Carlos Santana and Ryan Raburn. Tomlin wasn’t surprised Ortiz drove the ball through a strong wind that made it feel much colder than 54 degrees. There’s certainly no guarantee that slimming down would have prevented any of the ailments, but the Red Sox would nevertheless like Ramirez to shed a few weight.

He is more than just a couple of new starts into this, that’s three in a row.The Red Sox hired former Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren as senior vice president of baseball operations, a day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager.

When the Indians hit at least one home run, they are 60-32. Both are expected to play in the final game of the season Sunday. The only Sox baserunner to reach second base was Mookie Betts, who walked and stole second in the second inning.

“Im a very good texter, ” Francona said.

He completed chemotherapy treatments in Boston this past week.

Whether Farrell will have the services of his long-time bench coach Lovullo is another question. “Hes a buddy of mine. “I’ve been so fixated on him as a friend and what he’s going through that I really never thought about it. I never even thought to ask him in all the conversations”. He has been on medical leave since August. 14, and Lovullo guided the Red Sox to a 28-19 record as interim manager.

And Kluber is aware of what his advanced numbers say about his season.

Lovullo, who was under contract for 2016 before signing a more lucrative extension that runs through 2017 earlier this week, is being compensated for sticking around rather than pursuing a managerial gig elsewhere. In his only other start against the Red Sox this season, he allowed one run over seven innings, striking out five while walking one.

Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis, who has been playing with shoulder and neck injuries for several weeks, wasnt in Fridays lineup. The lefty’s previous longest appearance came against the Orioles when he pitched four innings during the Sox’ September 26 win.


Danny Salazar finished his first season as a full-time starter on a positive note, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday in their 2015 finale. Bespectacled fireballer Joe Kelly, acquired for John Lackey at last year’s deadline, had a similar start to his season, going 2-6 with a 5.94 ERA through the end of July and missing a month due to a biceps strain.

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