A day after the Chicago Cubs agreed to a 5-year deal with Theo Epstein, the Red Sox have reportedly named Ben Cherington their new general manager.
The 37-year old Cherington has been with the Sox since 1997, hired as an interim by Dan Duquette, the GM of Boston at the time. He has since held many jobs in the Red Sox organization, from their mid-Atlantic scout to directing their entire farm system. He also was an assistant to Theo Epstein at one point.
This hiring was expected ever since Epstein started hinting of his departure, and now that this is over with the Red Sox will look to find a new manager in the coming weeks.