Mark Shapiro will leave his position as president of the Cleveland Indians to become president of the Toronto Blue Jays, FOX baseball insider Ken Rosenthal has confirmed.
Shapiro could be named as early as Monday, it was first reported by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
The Jays' president, Paul Beeston, is retiring after this season. Beeston was hired as the Blue Jays' first employee in 1976.
Shapiro, 48, was promoted from general manager to Indians president in October 2010 and has been with the club since 1992.
Shapiro would keep Alex Anthopoulos as Toronto general manager, sources tell Heyman. The Jays are in first place in the American League East, pursuing their first postseason appearance since winning the World Series in 1993.