Red Sox name Hazen new general manager

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BOSTON – Mike Hazen has been named the new general manager of the Red Sox, according to

Hazen began his tenure with the Red Sox as Director of Player Development in February 2006. Prior to that, he spent five years with the Cleveland Indians organization. Hazen took over as Cleveland’s Assistant Director of Player Development in September 2003 after coordinating and overseeing the club’s major league advance scouting from 2001-02, and serving as the Indians Assistant Director of Professional Scouting in 2003.

The Abington, Mass. native played four years of varsity baseball at Princeton University. A 31st-round selection of the Padres in 1998 June Draft, Hazen played two minor league seasons before joining the Indians’ scouting department.