Red Sox get John Farrell from Jays

Updated: October 22, 2012, 8:11 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- John Farrell, the 50-year-old son of a lobsterman who shares the same birthday as Roger Clemens, on Sunday officially was named the 46th manager of the Boston Red Sox, 17 days after Bobby Valentine was fired.

Even before the announcement, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, who had developed a close relationship with Farrell during his four-year tenure as Red Sox pitching coach (2007-10), tweeted his excitement at the news.

"Welcome back John!!" Lester tweeted under the handle ...

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