AP source: Red Sox to hire Rays' Bloom as top baseball exec

October 25, 2019 - 7:51 pm

BOSTON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the Boston Red Sox have hired Tampa Bay Rays executive Chaim Bloom as chief baseball officer.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Friday because Major League Baseball doesn't like teams to make announcements during the World Series.

The move was first reported by the New York Post.

Bloom was the No. 2 to Tampa Bay general manager Erik Neander. The 36-year-old Yale graduate replaces Dave Dombrowski, who was let go less than a year after the team he built set a franchise record for victories and won the World Series.

This year's team finished 84-78 despite the highest payroll in baseball and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

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