Red Sox manager John Farrell reveals he has cancer

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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Feb 24, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) looks on from the dugout against the New York Mets at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Stars manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox reacts at the bench during the eighth inning of an exhibition baseball game against Japan in Tokyo November 15, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 14: American League managers Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians (L) and John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox talk prior to the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Jun 24, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) argues with umpire Bill Miller (26) during the events inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 17, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) argues a call with first base umpire Larry Vanover (27) in the seventh inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) is ejected from the game by umpire Dan Bellino (2) as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (right) is interviewed by FOX reporter Erin Andrews after game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) talks with the media during workouts a day before game three of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) comes out to relieve starting pitcher John Lackey (not pictured) during the seventh inning of game two of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) during practice the day before game three of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
New Red Sox manager John Farrell talks to reporters after being introduced by Boston Red Sox Executive Vice-President/General Manager Ben Cherington as manager of the club at a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches pitchers throw in the bullpen during a workout at the MLB team's spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Nesius (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell surveys the field before his team takes on the Baltimore Orioles in an MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Doug Kapustin (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
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