Report: Red Sox talking about familiar name as possible Bloom replacement initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Red Sox might want to restore an old buddy to change the just recently fired Chaim Bloom.
ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Sunday that Mike Hazen, who served under previous Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski as Boston’s basic supervisor in 2016, is among the names being talked about within the company as a possible head of baseball operations. Hazen presently is under agreement as executive vice president and GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks through 2024 with a club choice for 2025, so Boston would require approval to talk with him.
Mike Hazen is among the names talked about within the BOS company as possible head of baseball ops. He’s under agreement with the D-Backs through next season, with a club choice for ’25. The Red Sox would require approval to talk with him. Might be a chance for him to get an…
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 17, 2023
Before his quick stint as the Red Sox’ basic supervisor, Hazen was the co-assistant GM under previous Boston GM Ben Cherington in 2012. The 47-year-old initially signed up with the company in 2006 as director of gamer advancement and became promoted to vice president of gamer advancement and amateur searching.
Hazen left the Red Sox to run the Diamondbacks front workplace in 2016. The Abington, Mass., local’s club is presently defending a National League wild-card area with a 78-72 record. It would be their 2nd time reaching the postseason under Hazen’s program.
There is no scarcity of choices for Red Sox ownership entering what ought to be an active offseason for the company. Our John Tomase called 5 prospective Bloom replacements, and MLB Network’s Jon Morosi included 2 more intriguing names to the list of prospects.