According to CSN New England's Sean McAdam, the Red Sox have hired John Farrell to be their next manager.
Compensation for Toronto will be announced in the next couple of days. Farrell has already agreed to a three-year contract with the Red Sox, for whom he served as a pitching coach from 2007-2010. It's a reunion of sorts, though it'd be a shame if it turns out to be a costly one. The Blue Jays likely demanded a legitimate return.
WEEI's Rob Bradford reports that Mike Aviles is headed to the Blue Jays in exchange for manager John Farrell.
The Red Sox will get a player or cash along with their new skipper, who has already agreed to a three-year contract. Aviles, 31, batted .250/.282/.381 with 13 home runs, 14 stolen bases and 60 RBI in 136 games this past season for the Red Sox. It's a decent get for Toronto, all things considered. Farrell was 154-170 with the Jays.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised. a manager with only 1 year left on his contract, but I thought there was talk about getting prospects. Mike Aviles. utility infielder.
EDIT: David Carpenter headed to Red Sox.