PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — According to a report from Jason Mackey, Ben Cherington is expected to accept the offer to become the next general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly offered their opening at general manager to Ben Cherington this morning.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette beat writer Jason Mackey first broke the news, reporting that sources say Cherington has emerged at the Bucs’ No. 1 choice.

Cherington is the former general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He headed up the club from 2011-15.

He is currently working in baseball operations for the Toronto Blue Jays.

According to Mackey, an announcement “of some sort” is expected from the Pirates on Monday.

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