According to a baseball source, the Red Sox 'hope to have a resolution on the manager in the coming days.'
There could be a motivation on the team's behalf to lock up its manager prior to the start of the World Series, which will see Game 1 played Wednesday. Major League Baseball discourages teams from making moves during the best-of-seven-game event. The soonest the World Series could conclude would be Oct. 27, with a seven-game series potentially stretching the season until Nov. 1.
The Associated Press reported Friday night that the Red Sox have asked permission from the Blue Jays to interview John Farrell. The teams have already discussed potential compensation in the event the Sox try and pry Farrell away from his post as Jays manager to serve in the same capacity with Boston. The 50-year-old has one year remaining on his contract with Toronto.
According to another source, the Red Sox were 'very impressed' with the four candidates -- Tim Wallach, Tony Pena, Brad Ausmus and DeMarlo Hale -- already interviewed for the job of Sox manager.
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