Report: Craig Breslow accepts provide to turn out to be Crimson Sox’ head of baseball operations

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Breslow, 43, final served because the Cubs’ assistant GM and director of pitching.

Boston- 09/26/15 - Red Sox vs Orioles- Sox starting pitcher Craig Breslow fires a first inning pitch.
Craig Breslow is anticipated to steer Boston’s baseball ops division. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

The Crimson Sox have reportedly discovered their head of baseball operations.

According to Alex Speier of The Boston GlobeChicago Cubs assistant GM and former Boston reliever Craig Breslow has accepted the Crimson Sox’ provide to take over because the staff’s new head of baseball operations. 

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Speier reported earlier Tuesday that Breslow was seen because the frontrunner for the front-office spot vacated by Chaim Bloom, who was fired by the Crimson Sox in September. Speier added in a later report that Boston provided Breslow the place to run the staff’s operations because the Crimson Sox attempt to rebound for a 3rd last-place end within the final 4 seasons. 

Breslow, 43, has loads of native ties to the Crimson Sox. The New Haven, Connecticut, native graduated from Yale and now resides in Newton, even after taking his present job with Cubs. The southpaw pitched within the main leagues for 12 seasons, together with two stints with the Crimson Sox.

Breslow was a reliable choice out of the bullpen for Boston throughout his second go-around with the Crimson Sox. Throughout Boston’s run to a World Collection title in 2013, Breslow posted a 1.81 ERA over 61 appearances for the Crimson Sox.

As soon as Breslow opted to hold up his spikes, he joined the Cubs in 2019 as their ​ director of strategic initiatives. He was promoted in 2020 to turn out to be director of pitching and particular assistant to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer. One other promotion in 2021 tabbed him as Chicago’s assistant GM.

In his function with Chicago, Breslow helped run a rebuild of the Cubs’ pitching growth infrastructure whereas additionally aiding within the analysis of free brokers and monitoring different day-to-day operations.

Though Breslow is probably not as tenured as different potential candidates vying for Bloom’s former place, Speier famous that Boston’s new exec does draw some parallels to Rangers GM Chris Younger.

Younger, who pitched within the massive leagues from 2004-17, spent three seasons within the MLB Commissioner’s workplace and simply two years as an exec under former Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels. As soon as Daniels was fired final August — Younger took over the reins of the group.

In his first full season on the helm, the Rangers superior to the World Collection.

The Crimson Sox would welcome an analogous end result throughout Breslow’s first season operating the present at Fenway Park.