Larry Lucchino Expects Ben Cherington to ‘Hit the Ground Running’ as Red Sox General Manager


It's official. Ben Cherington is now the general manager of the Boston Red Sox.

Cherington was introduced at a news conference on Tuesday, at which point he discussed the state of the organization and the club's future plans. The new Sox GM said that pitching depth will be a priority, while also breaking the news that John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Following the news conference, NESN's Heidi Watney caught up with Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino to discuss Cherington's past, his future and the future of the Red Sox.

Check out the video above to hear from Lucchino.