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Red Sox manager Farrell has lymphoma, steps away from team

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 25: Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox in the dugout during the fourth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on June 25, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 25: Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox in the dugout during the fourth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on June 25, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell says he has a "very treatable" form of cancer.

Farrell said Friday that he would take a medical leave to deal with lymphoma.

The 53-year-old Farrell says bench coach Torey Lovullo will run the team in his absence.

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Farrell guided Boston to the World Series championship in his first season in 2013.