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PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced.
Pittsburgh scheduled a news conference on Monday to introduce its new GM without revealing the person's identity. Cherington will replace Neal Huntington, who was hired in September 2007 and fired in October.