A day after Dave Dombrowski’s surprise ouster in Boston, the baseball industry turned its attention to who might take over as the Red Sox leader of baseball operations.
Diamondbacks General Manager Mike Hazen’s name was front and center in speculation, but CEO Derrick Hall didn’t sound concerned about losing Hazen.
“I have no reason to think they are going to ask,” Hall said in a text message. “He is under contract.”
Hall said he was unable to participate in a phone interview on Monday, and in messages exchanged via text he did not directly answer the question of what he would do if the Red Sox were to seek permission to speak with Hazen. He also did not respond to questions about Hazen’s contract status.
In February, Hall said Hazen was entering the third year of the original five-year deal he received when he was hired in October 2016. It is unclear if the club has since added any years to his contract.
Hazen was not available for comment.