Red Sox manager John Farrell reveals he has cancer

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Boston Red Sox Manager Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Red Sox manager John Farrell opened his pregame press conference on Friday afternoon by announcing he has lymphoma. Bench coach Torey Lovullo will manage the rest of the season.

According to the Boston Herald, he will begin chemotherapy Tuesday at Mass General Hospital. The plan calls for nine weeks of chemotherapy.

"There's no alternative," Farrell said. "There's going to be a good outcome to this."

The 53-year-old Farrel, said an in emotional meeting with reporters that the cancer was detected during hernia surgery Monday in Detroit. He described it as "localized" and "highly curable."

Within minutes of the news, Farrell was trending on Twitter -- and was rapidly showered with well wishes and encouraging words.


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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell takes the line-up to the umpires prior to a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston,Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches the sixth inning of his team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues a call with home plate umpire Clint Fagan in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Boston, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell sits in the dugout while taking with reporters before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell hugs designated hitter David Ortiz in the dugout before the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Fla., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, greets Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, right, before of an exhibition baseball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches batting practice before Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell speaks during a media availability at Comerica Park before practice for Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, right, argues a play at first with home plate umpire Laz Diaz (63) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, July 26, 2013, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 6-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell smiles during a news conference before an Opening Day baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, April 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, right, a former manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, talks to third base coach Brian Butterfield before the Red Sox faced the Blue Jays in a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell looks on before a baseball spring training exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, right, talks to third base coach Brian Butterfield during spring training Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell smiles at a reporter's question while in the dugout before their baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling throws under the watchful eyes of pitching coach John Farrell at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 16, 2007. Schilling threw 31 pitches in a two-inning simulated game Monday and pronounced himself ready to take the next step in his rehabilitation from shoulder tendinitis. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox pitcher John Farrell, left, flashes a thumb up during pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka's workout off a practice mound prior to a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday March 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
California Angels pitcher John Farrell is shown in action against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, April 17, 1993. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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