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Red Sox hire John Farrell

Updated: October 21, 2012, 3:38 PM ET
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The Boston Red Sox hired John Farrell as their next manager, the team announced Sunday afternoon. It is a three-year deal.

"I'm extremely excited to be returning to the Red Sox and to Boston," Farrell said via a team news release. "I love this organization. It's a great franchise in a special city and region, with great fans, and we want nothing more than to reward their faith in us."

Farrell, Boston's former pitching coach, ...

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