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John Farrell is still out with pneumonia

Aug 29, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

John Farrell

Sticking with the Blue Jays medical beat, manager John Farrell — who left Thursday night’s game with what turned out to be pneumonia — is still off the job due to his illness. And will be for a while yet.

Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star tweeted a bit ago that Farrell showed up at Rogers Centre a little while ago but that he’s still weak and won’t be managing in tonight’s game against the Rays. Indeed, he won’t be managing through the Orioles series which kicks off in Baltimore tomorrow night and goes goes through Thursday. No word yet on whether he’d be able to rejoin the team on that road trip, which head to New York next weekend.

Get well soon, John.

  1. cur68 - Aug 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    I like this guy as the Beaver Wrestler’s manager. He’s calm, knows his pitchers and has got a decent return out of a craptastic bullpen even with his only other reliever traded away (that must have hurt him, BTW. Not only was Jason Frasor a reliable reliever, but Mrs. Frazor was hot). What with all the blown saves, crappy starting pitchers and injuries to key players this season I’m amazed all he caught was pneumonia. Poor man was lucky not to lose all his hair, have an ulcer, a drinking problem, a wrecked liver and high blood pressure. Get well soon Mr. Farrell.

  2. FC - Aug 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    I wasn’t buying that shtick about returning 24 hours later to manage. I was knocked out for 3-4 days and I’m barely over 30. Farrell is no spring chicken, he needs to treat that illness seriously and rest this entire week if necessary (If McKeon had caught this the Marlins would be looking for yet another manager as in this scenario Jack would probably be given bed rest for the remainder of the season!)

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    i still say he opened up the newspaper and checked the standings and has been on the can ever since. Can’t blame him, the sub .500 jays just are not improving no matter how you look at it

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