Terry Francona is officially out as the Red Sox manager.
The team released a statement just as the team that knocked them out of the playoffs, the Tampa Bay Rays, started Game 1 of the ALDS in Texas.
Here's the complete statements, the first from John Henry, Tom Wener and Larry Lucchino "on behalf of the Boston Red Sox."
From general manager Theo Epstein:
From Terry Francona: