Ross Atkins has been named as the man who will take over from Alex Anthopoulos as general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Atkins and new Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro have worked together previously with Atkins most recently serving as the Indians’ vice-president of player personnel.
He has some big shows to fill however as he takes over from Anthopoulos, a popular figure in the city after building a team that ended the Jays’ 22-year post-season drought this season.
Anthopolous declined a contract extension in October.
An official announcement is expected on Friday.