Pirates to name Ben Cherington as team’s general manager

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 12: Ben Cherington, general manager of the Boston Red Sox, leaves the field before a game with the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on June 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH– It appears the Pirates’ search for a new general manager is over.

According to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team will name former Boston Red Sox executive Ben Cherington as the team’s next general manager.

Cherington served as the Red Sox general manager from 2011-2015, winning a World Series title in 2013.

Now, he will be tasked with turning around a Pirates team that finished 69-93 in 2019.

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