When the Boston Red Sox hired Dave Dombrowski as their new President of Baseball Operations, it was the beginning of a new front office regime in Boston. Ben Cherington stepped down, and therefore the Red Sox needed a new GM.
Well, that search has concluded as the Red Sox have named Mike Hazen as the team’s new general manager.
Hazen has been around the Red Sox for about the last decade working in various major league operations, which include player acquisitions, player evaluation, contract negotiations, major league scouting and pro scouting. He came on in 2006 as director of player development.
Before coming to Boston, Hazen, 39, spent five years in the Indians organization as assistant director of player development, coordinator of major league advance scouting, and assistant director of pro scouting.
“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 statement. “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.”
Since Hazen came over to Boston, he has been working his way up the ladder, most recently being named senior vice president/assistant GM back in January.
“Today is a great day for the Boston Red Sox,” said Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Sam Kennedy. “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.”