Sources: Farrell not interested in Indians

Updated: October 3, 2009, 8:18 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

John Farrell, the pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox, has removed himself from consideration for Cleveland's managerial opening, according to sources.

The Indians fired Eric Wedge on Thursday, and because of Farrell's past work history with the Indians, he was expected to be among those considered for the Cleveland job. But Farrell has indicated to the Indians that he will not be a candidate. Farrell, 47, is nearing the end of what is his third season as Boston's pitching coach.

The Indians are in the early stages of their search, which they are expected to resolve by the end of October. Torey Lovullo is among the internal candidates that might be considered, and the Indians also are expected to interview ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine.

Buster Olney is a senior baseball writer for ESPN The Magazine.

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