PHOENIX – (Wire Service Report) – The Arizona Diamondbacks began remaking their front office by hiring Mike Hazen as executive vice president and general manager on Sunday. Hazen had been serving as the general manager for the Boston Red Sox but did not have final say over baseball operations with Dave Dombrowski as president of baseball operations.
Mike Hazen Leaving Boston
“We feel very strongly that we have found the ideal candidate to lead our baseball operations,” Arizona managing general partner Ken Kendrick said in a statement. “Mike’s reputation throughout the game is impeccable, and his championship experience gives us great confidence in naming him to this position.”
Hazen, 40, replaces Dave Stewart, who was fired by Arizona at the end of the season along with manager Chip Hale. Hazen had been with Boston since 2006 and was on the staff of two World Series championship teams in 2007 and 2013.