The Boston Red Sox will announce Ben Cherington as the club’s new executive vice president and general manager today in a press conference at 3 p.m. The 37-year-old will be tasked with replacing Theo Epstein, who helped the Red Sox win two World Series in his ten years as the club’s GM.
Epstein said today in an op-ed in the Boston Globe that he had been grooming Cherington to take over the position after the 2012 season. That process was accelerated, however, after the Red Sox suffered a historic collapse this September. Both Epstein and Cherington had been hired by previous Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette.