Ben Cherington has landed a job with one of the Boston Red Sox’s division rivals.
The Toronto Blue Jays named Cherington their new vice president of baseball operations Wednesday. The announcement comes roughly 13 months after Cherington left the Red Sox when Boston hired Dave Dombrowski to be its new president of baseball operations.
Cherington, who joined the Red Sox’s front office in 1999, served as Boston’s general manager from October 2011 until August 2015. He was named the Sporting News’ Executive of the Year after the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013.
“Cherington will impact every aspect of baseball operations, with an emphasis on player development, and will work closely with Gil Kim, director, player development,” the Blue Jays said in Wednesday’s announcement, according to MLB.com.
Cherington, a 42-year-old New Hampshire native, will report to Blue Jays executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Ross Atkins in his new position.
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