Report: Shapiro a candidate to be Blue Jays president


Mark Shapiro has been with the Cleveland Indians for more than 20 years. (Jason Miller/AP)

Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro is reportedly emerging as a strong candidate to replace outgoing president/CEO Paul Beeston in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Blue Jays have contacted Shapiro about potentially being Beeston’s successor.

Shapiro has been with the Indians since 1991. The 48-year-old has held a number of positions with the team, including farm director, assistant general manager and full-time GM, prior to being named president in 2010.

Former Detroit Tigers president and GM Dave Dombrowski was rumoured to be a potential candidate to replace Beeston until he joined the Boston Red Sox as president of baseball operations earlier this week.

Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi argued that current GM Alex Anthopoulos could be a potential fit as the next Blue Jays president.

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