PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is reportedly a candidate to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ head of baseball operations.
Ken Rosenthal of MLB on Fox reported the news Thursday.
Since September of 2016, Cherington has been the Toronto Blue Jays’ vice president of baseball operations.
Former #RedSox GM Ben Cherington has emerged as a candidate to be the #Pirates’ new head of baseball operations, sources tell The Athletic. Cherington, 45, was the Sox GM from Oct. 2011 to Aug. 2015, and has been the #BlueJays’ VP of baseball operations since Sept. 2016.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 8, 2019
He was the general manager of the Red Sox from 2011-15.
Coonelly was replaced by former Pittsburgh Penguins’ executive Travis Williams.