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Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein is close to joining the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Herald reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
The Boston Red Sox acquired second- year pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named from the Chicago Cubs as compensation for losing General Manager Theo Epstein to the National League club.
The Chicago Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after finishing last in their division to miss the playoffs for the fifth-straight year.
Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein agreed to a five-year, $15 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, Boston sports radio station WEEI reported.
The Chicago Cubs are seeking permission to talk to Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein about a job with the National League team, the Boston Globe reported without saying where it got the information.
Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein said no announcement on the status of manager Terry Francona is immediately planned.
Theo Epstein said the Chicago Cubs present the “ultimate new challenge” after nine years as general manager in Boston, where he helped the Red Sox end an 86-year World Series title drought.
The Boston Red Sox said they will introduce Ben Cherington as the team’s new general manager tomorrow.
Theo Epstein will join the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations, leaving the Boston Red Sox to try to turn around another team with a decades-long championship drought.
"Today's decision to pursue a new manager was not made because of wins and losses."
- Theo Epstein on Sep 30, 2013