Statement from the Boston Red Sox regarding Mike Hazen

Boston Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski today released a statement regarding the hiring of Mike Hazen as General Manager by the Arizona Diamondbacks:

"While this is certainly a significant loss for the Red Sox organization, we are extremely happy for Mike and his family as they begin this new opportunity in Arizona. As one of the most respected young baseball executives in the game, Mike is more than deserving of this position. On behalf of the club, we would like to thank Mike for his 11 years of service to the Red Sox and wish him well in his new role. He will be missed by all of his colleagues here at the Boston Red Sox.

In the meantime, a search for a new general manager for the Boston Red Sox is underway."