AP source: Pirates agree to hire Ben Cherington as GM

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AP source: Pirates agree to hire Ben Cherington as GM
AP source: Pirates agree to hire Ben Cherington as GM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news conference on Monday to introduce its new GM without revealing the person's identity. Cherington will replace Neal Huntington, who was hired in September 2007 and fired in October. Now 45, Cherington took over from Theo Epstein as GM of the Boston Red Sox in October 2011. Cherington helped the Red Sox win the 2013 Series but left in August 2015 when Boston hired Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations.

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