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Red Sox, Blue Jays discussing John Farrell

ST. LOUIS — What we’ve learned from multiple major league sources in the last 24 hours is that there are discussions going on between the Blue Jays and Red Sox concerning a deal for Toronto manager John Farrell.

Since this time last year, Farrell has been Boston’s No. 1 choice to manage. Nothing has changed. As the Red Sox concluded their fallback interviews Thursday — with former Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale receiving the call — they are now in position to move forward on the compensation issue with Toronto, if that is an obstacle.

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