BOSTON — Terry Francona took a year off when he left the Red Sox. John Farrell seems to be considering jumping right back into the fray.
The recently fired Farrell interviewed with the Phillies, per MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
The Phillies are in a rebuilding mode and went 66-96 last season. Farrell's big-market experience could appeal to the Phillies and he'd be moving even closer to where grew up in New Jersey.
The Phillies and Nats still have ongoing managerial searches, and they're casting a wider net than the Red Sox did in the hunt that led them to Alex Cora. The Phillies, per reports, have interviewed Manny Acta, Phil Kevin, Gabe Kapler, Chip Hale and Mickey Callaway. Callaway was hired by the Mets.
Farrell's kept a low profile since the Sox let him go, releasing only a statement through the Sox.
The New York Yankees, arch rival of the Red Sox and potential ALDS opponent, may have lost their shortstop to a season ending wrist injury.
Aaron Boone told reporters Sunday that Didi Gregorius tore cartilage in his right wrist by sliding in to home Saturday, potentially ending his season right before the playoffs.
Gregorious is hitting .268 this season with 27 home runs and 86 RBI.
The Yankees were out of the race for the AL East by the end of July, but now they're in a tight battle for home-field advantage with the Oakland A's in the AL Wild Card game.
Losing Gregorius might diminish the Yankees' hopes of home field for the Wild Card and advancing in the playoffs altogether.
FINAL SCORE: Indians 5, Red Sox 4
IN BRIEF: Michael Brantley singled in the winning run in the 11th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night to delay Boston's bid for a club-record 106th victory and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Box score
RED SOX RECORD: 105-50
WHERE THEY STAND: The Red Sox will have to wait another day to break the franchise record for most wins in a season. But with seven games to go, and leading the Astros by 7 1/2 games for the best record in the AL, the Red Sox are still in good shape to clinch home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
HOW IT ENDED
SUNDAY: Red Sox (Hector Velazquez, 7-2, 3.18) at Indians (Adam Plutko, 4-5, 1.27), 7:05 p.m.
MONDAY: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.
TUESDAY: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m.
(Pitchers for Boston-Baltimore series TBA)