Farrell on the mend after cancer battle

The Boston Red Sox have announced that manager John Farrell's cancer is in remission.

Farrell was diagnosed with stage 1 non-Hodgkin's Burkitt lymphoma in August, the cancer being found during hernia surgery, and took a leave of absence from the team to continue treatment, with Torey Lovullo taking over in the interim.

He underwent post-treatment testing on Wednesday at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and received the positive update on Thursday.

"I am extremely thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from the Red Sox, my family, friends, and fans throughout this process," Farrell said in a statement released by the club.

"I am also especially thankful for the talented doctors who cared for me in Detroit and here at MGH. I look forward to getting back to work and bringing another championship to Boston."

President of baseball operations David Dombrowski added: "We all admire him for his strength and courage, and look forward to having him back as our manager.

"Foremost, we are extremely happy for him and his family, knowing what he has gone through over the past two months."

Farrell took charge of the Red Sox at the start of the 2013 season and led them to the American League pennant and World Series title in his first season.

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