At this point, Farrell doesn't think any Red Sox players will be on the roster.
Farrell was asked why he chose to give up a couple of weeks in his offseason to go to Japan.
"I was asked after a change was made with Ron Washington. It was an honor to be considered," said Farrell. "Any time that you can represent Major League Baseball, particularly in a situation like this, is a great opportunity to be involved with what should be a series that is focused on and has some significance."
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