Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has reportedly been given a contract extension that keeps him aboard beyond the 2015 season. 

The Boston Globe‘s Alex Speier reported the news, noting that exact details of the contract are currently unknown: 

Cherington, 40, was hired to his current role in October 2011. The Red Sox have gone 237-249 during his three seasons as GM, a volatile ride that has included two 90-loss seasons as well as a World Series title in 2013. 

After a last-place finish in the AL East in 2014, Cherington has reloaded in a major way, adding Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Rusney Castillo, Justin Masterson, Wade Miley and Rick Porcello through signings and trades. 

Chairman Tom Werner has expressed confidence in Cherington, via Speier

John and Larry and my faith in Ben is as strong today as it was last October. That doesn’t mean that we don’t all share in the responsibility of the decisions that were made. … [But] I think that stability is really important and I have a lot of confidence that Ben will be extremely successful going forward.

Last season was a miserable one in Boston, but Cherington has already shown the ability to turn things around as quickly as anyone. Now it’s up to him to live up to this extension and establish some long-term success in Bean Town. 

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