MLB Boston Red Sox announce manager John Farrell's cancer is in remission

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is in remission after battling lymphoma and missing the last part of the MLB season.

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Boston Red Sox announce manager John Farrell's cancer is in remission

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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is in remission after battling lymphoma and missing the last part of the MLB season.

The Red Sox announced on Thursday that Farrell, 53, is in remission after he was diagnosed with stage one non-Hodgkin's Burkitt lymphoma in August during a hernia surgery.

Farrell, who guided the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series, underwent testing on Wednesday that determined the positive outlook.

"I am extremely thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from the Red Sox, my family, friends, and fans throughout this process," said Farrell in a statement.

"I am also especially thankful for the talented doctors who cared for me in Detroit and here at MGH. I look forward to getting back to work and bringing another championship back to Boston."

Farrell is expected to make a full recovery and, according to the Red Sox, will return as the team's coach in 2016, with interim manager Torey Lovullo going back to his original position as bench coach.

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