The Pittsburgh Pirates may have found a new favorite in their hunt for a new head of baseball operations in a former Boston Red Sox general manager.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, ex-Red Sox GM Ben Cherington “has emerged as a candidate for the Pirates’ head of baseball operations” job. Cherington currently serves as the vice president of baseball operations for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Cherington was the general manager of the Red Sox from 2011-15. In that time, he helped acquire the likes of Eduardo Rodriguez and draft players like Andrew Benintendi and Michael Chavis. His notable signings were Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Cherington also helped deliver the magical World Series title in 2013.

Cherington certainly has the track record to excel in the position if given the opportunity.

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