In the first time they were on the same field together, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luke Farrell played against his father’s Boston Red Sox team. John Farrell is the manager of the Red Sox. It was the first time a son pitched against his father’s team in the majors.
Luke pitched a scoreless inning in the 9th, as Boston won the game, 5-0.
He was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He had made his major-league debut with the Royals on July 1, but then was purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds claimed him off waivers on August 9.
John is a former major-league pitcher during 1987 to 1996. He has managed the Red Sox since 2013 and previously managed the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 and 2012.
Luke has two brothers in professional baseball. Jeremy is a minor-league coach in the Cjhicago Cubs organization, while Shane is a scout with the Cubs.
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