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Red Sox Hire Former Assistant GM Mike Hazen as General Manager

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent III

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, center, walks off the field after a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Baltimore. Pedroia contributed two home runs to Boston's 10-1 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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The Boston Red Sox announced they have ended their search for a new general manager, as assistant GM Mike Hazen has been promoted to fill the role and serve as the team's Senior Vice President.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports initially reported the news.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported the team interviewed Quinton McCracken, a longtime MLB outfielder who has garnered deserved acclaim in the Houston Astros front office as director of player development, prior to the hiring.   

The Red Sox won the 2013 World Series but are on track to miss the postseason for the second year in a row.

Former Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski was hired in August as Boston's president of baseball operations, replacing Ben Cherington. Perhaps hiring an internal candidate will help the team's continuity heading into next season as the club looks to get back on track.

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