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Friday, April 3, 2020

Chaim Bloom hired by Red Sox as team’s new GM

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The Boston Red Sox have a new general manager.

The Red Sox finalized a deal to make Chaim Bloom their general manager, the New York Post’s Joel Sherman reported on Friday.

The Red Sox’s GM search had been quiet until Thursday night, when word emerged that Bloom was a “serious candidate” for the job, hinting that he would be hired. News of his hiring came out a day later.

Bloom recently served as Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Rays and had been with Tampa Bay since 2005. The 36-year-old Yale graduate worked his way up from being an intern to his role in baseball operations.

The Rays developed a reputation for being innovative and creative thinkers and have been able to field highly competitive teams despite their financial limitations. The Red Sox are looking to bring that type of thinking to their ballclub as they retool for the future.

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