After just two weeks of being without a general manager, the Arizona Diamondbacks have found their replacement for Dave Stewart. According to a team announcement, Mike Hazen will be their next executive vice president and general manager.
Mike Hazen was previously the Red Sox general manager, hired by president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowksi in 2015. Hazen had been in the Red Sox organization since 2006 and before Dombrowski came in, he was senior vice president and assistant general manager under former general manager Ben Cherington. Prior to joining the Red Sox, he was the director of pro scouting with the Cleveland Indians.
"We feel very strongly that we have found the ideal candidate to lead our baseball operations," said Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick in a statement. "Mike's reputation throughout the game is impeccable, and his championship experience gives us great confidence in naming him to this position."
This announcement comes after the recent rumored interest in Braves first base coach, Eddie Perez, to become the team's next manager. Now that Arizona has officially hired Hazen as their new executive vice president and general manager, perhaps their next move is to look for a manger that works well with him if they haven't done so already.