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Red Sox manager Farrell gets plenty of support after cancer diagnosis

Sep 19, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) looks on during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 19, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) looks on during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Friday that he has lymphoma and will leave the team for the rest of the season in order to be treated.

The 53-year-old Farrell called the disease "very treatable" and is optimistic that he will defeat it.

The support for Farrell soon poured in via Twitter:

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