BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox on Tuesday officially introduced John Farrell as the 46th manager in team history at a Fenway Park news conference.
"His integrity, leadership skills, intelligence are second to none and make him the right person for this job," general manager Ben Cherington said to kick off the conference.
The Red Sox on Saturday came to terms with Farrell on a three-year contract after completing compensation negotiations with Farrell's former employer, the Toronto Blue Jays, in which the Red Sox sent shortstop Mike Aviles to the Jays and received journeyman reliever David Carpenter in return.
"It is very much a privilege,” Farrell said Tuesday. “I am honored and humbled to be standing here today."
This will be Farrell’s second stint with the Red Sox. He was the team’s pitching coach from 2007-2010.