Report: Cubs plan to hire Indians executive Hawkins as new GM

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The Chicago Cubs plan to hire Cleveland Indians assistant general manager Carter Hawkins as their new general manager, sources told Brittany Ghiroli, Sahadev Sharma, and Patrick Mooney of The Athletic.

It's unclear when the Cubs will officially announce the hiring, but they're reportedly expected to finalize a deal soon.

Hawkins, 37, has spent 14 seasons in Cleveland's organization, rising from a role as a scouting intern to his current position under general manager Mike Chernoff. He'll reportedly take over for Jed Hoyer, who replaced Theo Epstein as the Cubs' president of baseball operations last November.

Hawkins was previously reported as one of four finalists for the Indians' front-office vacancy, joining Tampa Bay Rays vice president of player development Carlos Rodriguez, Cleveland vice president of player development James Harris, and Twins assistant general manager Jeremy Zoll.

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