BOSTON (AP) Recently hired Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says he still hasn't spoken to any candidates about the soon-to-be vacant general manager opening.

Speaking Wednesday before the Red Sox faced AL East-leading Toronto, Dombrowski said: ''No, I haven't started anything with that other than having a list compiled.''

Dombrowski was hired on Aug. 18. At the time, the team said that GM Ben Cherington decided he would leave after the transition.

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Dombrowski said during his introductory press conference that he had hoped Cherington would stay.