Ben Cherington

Ben Cherington joins Blue Jays as vice president of baseball operations

Ryan Hannable
September 14, 2016 - 11:55 am

Ben Cherington has a job again. After just over a year out of baseball, the former Red Sox general manager has taken a job with the Blue Jays as their vice president of baseball operations, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Cherington spent last spring teaching teaching at Columbia University after leaving the Red Sox last August. According to Shi Davidi, Cherington will focus on player development, which he did a great job with when he was with the Red Sox. Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Travis Shaw, Xander Bogaerts and more are all credited to Cherington. Cherington reportedly turned down an interview with the Twins for their vacant general manager position before accepting this position with Toronto. For more Red Sox news, visit