Source: Ben Cherington to be Sox GM

Updated: October 22, 2011, 1:02 AM ET

BOSTON -- Ben Cherington will have plenty to do when he follows Theo Epstein as the general manager of the Boston Red Sox.

He'll also have plenty to work with.

A source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes that assistant GM Cherington will indeed be promoted. The Red Sox have scheduled a Tuesday news conference to introduce Epstein's replacement. Epstein resigned from Boston to take over as president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and the teams said they ...

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