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Notes: John Farrell backed by Jays’ Jose Bautista

SAN FRANCISCO — Future Hall of Famer Omar Vizquel claimed there was a lack of leadership, and accountability, in John Farrell’s clubhouse when he managed the Blue Jays this season. The team’s biggest star disagrees.

On the eve of Farrell’s swearing in as Red Sox manager at a noon news conference at Fenway Park, slugger Jose Bautista, said he will miss Farrell and said the team’s poor record had nothing to do with Farrell’s managing.

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