Former Boston Red Sox player Craig Breslow has been appointed as the head of baseball operations for the team, it was announced today. The 43-year-old left-handed pitcher, who spent 12 seasons in the major leagues, has been working in the Chicago Cubs front office for the past five years. Breslow’s new role with the Red Sox comes after Chaim Bloom was fired as chief baseball officer in September.
Breslow’s connection to the Red Sox runs deep, as he was a former teammate of the team’s current manager, Alex Cora. Although Breslow only appeared in 13 games for the Red Sox in 2006, he was a Triple-A All-Star in both 2006 and 2007. He was also a member of the Red Sox’s 2007 World Series championship team, despite not pitching in a major league game that year.
In addition to his time with the Red Sox, Breslow has had quite the career, playing for several other teams including the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, and Toronto Blue Jays.
Before joining the Cubs front office in 2019, Breslow was hired by Theo Epstein, former Red Sox general manager. He quickly rose through the ranks in the Cubs organization, being promoted to director of pitching and special assistant to the president and general manager in 2019. Just one year later, in 2020, he was once again promoted, this time to assistant general manager and vice president of pitching.
Breslow’s hiring is seen as a significant move for the Red Sox, who are looking to make a comeback after a disappointing season. With his extensive experience both on the field and in front offices, Breslow is expected to bring a fresh perspective and valuable insights to the team’s operations. Fans and analysts alike are eagerly awaiting the impact he will make in his new role.
As the newly appointed head of baseball operations, Craig Breslow will be responsible for overseeing various aspects of the team, including player development, scouting, and analytics. The Red Sox are hopeful that under Breslow’s leadership, they will be able to rebuild and regain their status as one of baseball’s elite teams.
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