Updated 02:15 AM EST, Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Boston Red Sox GM John Farrell's Cancer is in Remission, Announces Team Manager

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In a report, Fox Sports said Farrell underwent various tests and discovered that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma has become manageable.

It also noted that the manager has been really grateful for the support of his family, friends and loved ones as he battled the disease.

"I am extremely thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from the Red Sox, my family, friends, and fans throughout this process. I am also especially thankful for the talented doctors who cared for me in Detroit and here at [Massachusetts General Hospital]. I look forward to getting back to work and bringing another championship back to Boston," the Red Sox manager said in a statement quoted by ESPN.

In August last year, Farrell was diagnosed with cancer and had to miss the last six weeks of the current season to undergo treatment.

Yahoo Sports added that the team has showed nothing but support for Farrell with Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo shaving his head as a sign of encouragement for the ailing manager.

Meanwhile, Boston Herald noted that Lovullo highly regarded Farrell as the manager of the team that he "refused to sit in the manager's office at Fenway Park or in road stadiums." This act reportedly showed that he still regarded the ailing manager as the one leading the team.

In return, Farrell also managed to return to most of their games at home despite him losing his hair because of treatment.The team has, since Day 1, been positive that he will return next year to fulfil his functions as manager.

"We are thrilled to hear the great news about John today. Foremost, we are extremely happy for him and his family, knowing what he has gone through over the past two months. We all admire him for his strength and courage and look forward to having him back as our manager," said Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in the ESPN report.

Dombrowski also said in the Boston Herald report that they also want to make sure that Farrell will be healthy enough when he returns to the game.

"I told him all along that he needs to be healthy, first and foremost. Hopefully John's back, he's feeling great, he's ready to go. If for some reason he's a little slower to come back or not 100 percent, his trusted right-hand lieutenant is there for him to help him at that point, so that's really how we went with it," he added.

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