Red Sox GM Cherington also has job security

Though never announced, roster architect working under extension through at least 2016

Red Sox GM Cherington also has job security

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the Red Sox put their faith in manager John Farrell with a contract extension on Saturday, they are also committed to general manager Ben Cherington for the foreseeable future.

"I'm under contract, I have a contract," said Cherington. "I think we feel like and understand that contracts for people in uniform are important and need to be discussed. I think I'm speaking for ownership -- for the leadership of the organization that I feel fortunate to be a part of -- we're all working together to do the same thing and that's to be successful."

The Red Sox promoted Cherington to the post of GM in October 2011, and they gave him an extension through at least the 2016 season at some point, though it was never announced.

The club typically doesn't announce contract extensions for front-office employees.

"I have a contract," Cherington said. "I'm in good shape. There's no issue. I'm glad to be working with John and the rest of the group towards success this year."

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