Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell

AP Editorial

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell, bringing to a close an era of uneven performance in which the team experienced both success and failure.

The team made the announcement via a press release Wednesday morning. President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski was expected to address the media later in the day at Fenway Park.

The search for a new manager will begin immediately, according to the team.

Farrell experienced a number of highs and lows in his five years managing the team. He helped lead the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series championship in his first year on the job, but followed that campaign up with back-to-back last place seasons.

He also became the first manager in team history to manage back-to-back division champions, but the Red Sox failed to win a playoff series and only won one playoff game between 2016 and 2017.

During Farrell’s tenure, the Red Sox went 432-378, a .533 winning percentage.

Farrell had one year left on his contract.

By MATT McCARTHY, NewsCenter 

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