The Cubs will hold a news conference on Tuesday, at which time they will announce the hiring of [Theo] Epstein [as president of baseball operations]. Also Tuesday, the Red Sox are expected to elevate assistant GM Ben Cherington. While Cherington has long worked under Epstein, he actually predates his former boss in the Red Sox organization.A statement issued by the two teams stated:
Cherington was hired by the Red Sox in 1999 as a mid-Atlantic area scout and joined the baseball operations department in May of that year.
The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs jointly announce this evening that, effective immediately, Theo Epstein has resigned from the Red Sox in order to become the new President of Baseball Operations for the Cubs. The clubs also have reached an agreement regarding a process by which appropriate compensation will be determined for the Red Sox and that issue will be resolved in the near term.
Both the Red Sox and the Cubs intend to hold press events on Tuesday, October 25 during which the Cubs intend to announce Mr. Epstein, and the Red Sox intend to announce his successor as General Manager. Out of respect for the World Series, both clubs have agreed to forego further comment until Tuesday, the next scheduled non-game day.