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Report: Indians' Mark Shapiro could replace Blue Jays' Paul Beeston

Indians president Mark Shapiro could replace the Blue Jays' Paul Beeston at the season's end.
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Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro could replace Toronto Blue Jays president/CEO Paul Beeston at the end of the season, according to a report by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Blue Jays have been actively looking for Beeston's replacement since December, as the longtime baseball executive is set to retire this year.

Toronto has also been in talks with Orioles general manager Dan Duquette and White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams since Beeston announced his plans to retire.

Shapiro, 48, has been with Cleveland since 1992, holding positions as farm system director, assistant general manager and general manager before becoming the team's president in 2010.

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Shapiro was voted by his colleagues the Sporting News Executive of the Year in both 2005 and 2007 as Cleveland's general manager, at the time becoming the only active general manager to be honored with the award twice. 

Toronto is in a position to reach the postseason for the first time in 22 years, as they hold a three-game lead in the wild card chase, and sit just a game and a half behind the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East.

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