The Red Sox promoted Mike Hazen to general manager on Thursday.
Hazen’s full title will now be senior vice president/general manager. He was named senior vice president/assistant general manager in January.
Hazen, 39, replaces Ben Cherington, who left the organization in August after the Red Sox hired Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations.
Hazen is in his 10th season in Boston’s front office and his 15th working in Major League Baseball. He also worked as the Red Sox’s vice president/assistant general manager from 2012–2014 after he was named vice president of player development and amateur scouting in 2011.
“Over his 10 years with the Red Sox, Mike has proven to be an invaluable member of the baseball operations department,” Dombrowski said in a release. “We are thrilled to have him in this position and I’m excited to have him working with me on every aspect of baseball operations.”
Before joining the Red Sox, Hazen spent five years in the Indians’ organization.
“Today is a great day for the Boston Red Sox,” executive vice president/chief operating officer Sam Kennedy said in a release. “Mike’s leadership, work ethic, and passion for the game are second to none. His experience, combined with his local roots, make him the perfect choice to work alongside Dave as we head into 2016.”
The Red Sox entered Thursday 72–79, in last place in the American League East. They have not reached the postseason since 2013, when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
- Mike Fiammetta