A person familiar with the decision said that Mark Shapiro, president of the
Shapiro, who has been with Cleveland since 1992, will replace Paul Beeston, who is retiring as the Blue Jays' chief executive and president. The teams will make the announcement Monday, said the person who spoke Sunday night to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the sides were still working through some details.
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett, on the disabled list since July 31 because of a strained tendon in his right elbow, threw a 71-pitch bullpen session and says he is hopeful of returning to the rotation by mid-September.