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Report: Theo Epstein on verge of taking job with Cubs

October 11, 2011 |  6:09 pm


Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein could be on his way to the Chicago Cubs in the next day or two if the Red Sox and Cubs can conclude negotiations, according to the Boston Herald.

Since rumors of Epstein going to the Cubs first began in August, the Red Sox have downplayed the possibility because Epstein is under contract through the end of next season.

Executives with the Red Sox either declined to comment or did not respond to requests for a response. If Epstein does go to the Cubs, Chicago would have to compensate the Red Sox either with money or players (probably minor leaguers) or both.

It has been a busy off-season for the Red Sox, first parting ways with Manager Terry Francona, now this.


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Photo: Theo Epstein. Credit: Bizuayehu Tesfaye / Associated Press