Red Sox hire Chaim Bloom to run baseball operations

By WEEI 93.7

The Red Sox have their new head of baseball operations.

A major league source confirmed that former Rays Vice-President of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom has agreed to take the position vacated by Dave Dombrowski. Bloom's official title is not yet known. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was first to report the news.

The 36-year-old Bloom has been with the Rays in various roles since 2006, having begun his career with the San Diego Padres. He has teamed with Erik Neander to run the baseball operations for Tampa Bay since the departure of Andrew Friedman, who left to become president of baseball operations for the Dodgers in 2014.

For more on why the Red Sox targeted Bloom, click here.

Interesting nugget: Chaim Bloom was the lone external candidate interviewed by the Red Sox during their search, according to a source.

— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 25, 2019

(Click here to hear Bloom talk about his career and philosophies on the Executive Access podcast with's Mark Feinsand.)