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Ortiz praises Farrell but says firing seemed inevitable

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Ortiz praises Farrell but says firing seemed inevitable

David Ortiz has never been shy about speaking his mind about management, whether it was grousing about his contract, his feelings about the Red Sox manager before John Farrell (who was that again?) or what talent the Sox should look to acquire. 

THE RED SOX FIRE JOHN FARRELL

After Farrell's firing Wednesday, Ortiz, now working for FOX Sports' postseason baseball pregame and postgame shows, was asked about it. 

“I live in Boston, and in Boston, the whole talk sometime during the year was that that was going to happen," Ortiz said. "Managing in a big market, it’s a survive-and-advance type of job, so it finally ended up happening. I played for John, and John was a good manager to me. He kept things under control in the clubhouse. But like I said, managing in a big market is hard. It’s not an easy thing to do.” 

Ortiz played under Farrell from 2013-16 - helping Farrell and the Red Sox win the World Series title in '13 - and, of course, was the Sox DH when Farrell was the Boston's pitching coach from 2007-10. 
 

Red Sox watch Bruins battle Leafs in Game Six

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Red Sox watch Bruins battle Leafs in Game Six

The Red Sox had a rare day off after a long road trip.

They decided to support the Bruins during their huge matchup with the Maple Leafs.

The next Sox game is tomorrow at 7 p,m. in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

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Red Sox trade LHP Roenis Elias back to Mariners

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Red Sox trade LHP Roenis Elias back to Mariners

The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for future considerations.

The Red Sox announced the trade Monday.

Elias was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 55 major league appearances, he is 15-21 with a 4.20 ERA.

The 29-year-old native of Cuba was originally signed by Seattle as a free agent in 2011. He was sent to Boston four years later in a trade with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro.

The Red Sox will receive a yet-undetermined player or cash.