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John Farrell’s personal qualities intrigued Red Sox

Relationship with assistant GM Mike Hazen was important

There wasn’t much Mike Hazen could recall about his first meeting with John Farrell some 12-13 years ago when Hazen was hired to work for Farrell as a player development intern with the Cleveland Indians.

Farrell did make an impression with his strong presence and his ability to make everyone feel engaged in the process.

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