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New Sox GM Ben Cherington (AP)
New Sox GM Ben Cherington (AP)

The Red Sox are cleaning out the clubhouse. As expected, on Tuesday at Fenway Park, the team formally introduced its new general manager, Ben Cherington. He's been with the Sox for 14 years, and now he says it's time to move on from a tough time.

"We have work to do this offseason to restore the culture that we expect in the clubhouse, to restore a level of accountability. We have an important hire in the next manager and he will be a big part of it, but we're all going to be a big part of it," Cherington said.

Earlier in the day, Cherington's predecessor and mentor, Theo Epstein, took to Wrigley Field as the new president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.

"I wouldn't trade my time with the Red Sox, but I think it's time to move on. They're in great hands and they have a terrific future laid out in front of them," Epstein said. "I was ready for the next big challenge and this is certainly the next big challenge, I'm ready to embrace it and move forward."

Back in Boston, Bob Ryan has seen them come and go from the Sox clubhouse. He's a longtime sports writer for The Boston Globe and he joined Morning Edition Wednesday to talk about where the team goes from here.

This program aired on October 26, 2011.

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