Red Sox Hire Ex-Braves GM Frank Wren As Senior VP Of Baseball Operations

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The Boston Red Sox continued their front-office overhaul Friday.

The Red Sox announced former Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren has been hired as the team’s vice president of baseball operations. The announcement comes one day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager under new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Wren, 57, was believed to be one of the leading candidates for the GM job after Ben Cherington and the Red Sox went in different directions. Wren and Dombrowski have a history, working together for 11 years in both the Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins systems. Wren was the Baltimore Orioles’ GM in 1999, but his biggest job came as GM of the Atlanta Braves from 2008 until 2014.

Additionally, the Red Sox promoted Jared Banner to director of player personnel, and named Brad Pearson the club’s head athletic trainer and Paul Buccheit the assistant athletic trainer.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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