Red Sox manager Farrell has lymphoma, steps away from team

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.

The Red Sox are in last place in the AL East with a 50-64 record.

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