When you're looking for jobs in the baseball industry, it helps having a father who has been in the business for many years. It seems to have helped Jeremy Farrell, son of former Red Sox manager John Farrell, as the former was just promoted by the Cubs to a new position.
Jeremy will now take over as the Cubs' minor-league field coordinator. Baseball runs strong in the Farrell family as his father is still involved in the sport, acting as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds, Farrell's brother Shane is also employed by the Cubs as a scout, and Farrell's son Luke is a pitcher.
Source: The Cubs promoted Jeremy Farrell to minor-league field coordinator. Farrell’s father John once managed the Red Sox and his brother Shane is a Cubs scout. Farrell, who played at UVA and in the minor leagues, previously worked as a hitting coach/infield coordinator.— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) January 8, 2019
Jeremy had previously played baseball at the University of Virginia and spent a few seasons in the minor leagues before pursuing a career in the front office. His last lick of baseball action came in 2015 with the White Sox's AA affiliates. He was never able to crack the major league level.
The 32-year-old is one of the younger employees in the sport and he will continue working his way up the ranks with the Cubs.