Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates are considering Ben Cherington to be their new head 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
Cherington worked his way up the Red Sox ladder from 1999 until 2005, going from area scout to director of player development, with numerous jobs in between. He served as a co-general manager for a short time in early 2006, then worked his way up the front office ladder to the general manager job in 2011. Over that 12-year stretch, he had eight different roles in the system. He remained in the GM role through late 2015, helping lead the club to a 2013 World Series title.
In September of 2016, he became the vice president of baseball operations for the Toronto Blue Jays and remains in that role at this time.