Di­a­mond­backs tab Bos­ton’s Hazen as GM

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

The Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs have named Bos­ton Red Sox gen­eral man­ager Mike Hazen an ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager. The team an­nounced the hir­ing in a news re­lease on Sun­day.

The Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs have named Bos­ton Red Sox gen­eral man­ager Mike Hazen an ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager.

The team an­nounc­ing the hir­ing in a news re­lease on Sun­day.

Hazen re­places Dave Ste­wart, who fired along with man­ager Chip Hale a day af­ter the reg­u­lar sea­son ended.

The 40-year-old Hazen served as se­nior vice pres­i­dent and GM of the Red Sox last sea­son af­ter four years as the team’s as­sis­tant GM. He pre­vi­ously spent five sea­sons with the Cleve­land In­di­ans, work­ing in scout­ing and player de­vel­op­ment.

The Di­a­mond­backs have failed to reach the play­offs five straight sea­sons and went 6993 in 2016.

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