Report: TV reporter resigns amid John Farrell relationship questions

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell watches players warm up during a spring training baseball workout in Fort Myers, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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A Boston Red Sox reporter for Comcast SportsNet resigned from that network Friday amid speculation about the nature of her relationship with manager John Farrell, according to the Boston Globe.

“I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so,” Jessica Moran wrote in a text to the Globe. “They have been extremely supportive during my tenure at the network — and with this decision — and I am very appreciative of that."

The Globe reported that there had been questions about the relationship between Moran and Farrell among reporters at spring training, and that Farrell on Friday declined to comment on them. He did tell the Globe that he and his wife, Sue Farrell, are getting divorced after three decades of marriage.

“I can confirm that we’re in the process of getting a divorce,” Farrell said in a phone call from Fort Myers, Florida. “As you can understand, this is a tough time for my family.”

Farrell, 53, missed the last two months of last season after he was diagnosed with stage 1 lymphoma. He has a 400-410 record in two years with the Blue Jays and three with the Red Sox. He led Boston to a World Series title in 2013, his first season managing the team.

 

 

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