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Ben Cherington set to take Red Sox reins

Follows Epstein as new GM

One of the most tumultuous periods in Red Sox history will come to an end this afternoon when Ben Cherington is named general manager.

A 37-year-old New Hampshire native who started with the organization as an amateur scout in 1999, Cherington is expected to lay out his plans for hiring a new manager, ending clubhouse misbehavior, and returning the team to the postseason after consecutive third-place finishes in the AL East.

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