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Blue Jays manager John Farrell leaves team for son’s surgery

Sep 26, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

John Farrell

Blue Jays manager John Farrell will miss today’s game against the White Sox after leaving the team and traveling to Boston for his son’s surgery.

According to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star the manager’s 20-year-old son, Luke Farrell, will “undergo a major scheduled operation” the details of which aren’t being made public.

Farrell is expected to return to the Blue Jays on either Tuesday or Wednesday to finish his first season as manager in the dugout.

  1. The Baseball Idiot - Sep 26, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Don’t tell Chris. According to him, this should have waited until after the season.

    • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

      Oh please…it’s something totally different and you know it. Don’t be like that dude.

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 26, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Healthwise, it has been a difficult season for the family. I wish him the best.

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