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Executive Vice President & General Manager
Mike Hazen is in his first season as the D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager and in this role, he oversees all baseball operations functions of the franchise. Hazen became the fifth GM in franchise history when he was named to the position on Oct. 16, 2016.
Upon assuming the role of GM, Hazen hired Torey Lovullo to serve as the team's field manager and added numerous highly-respected executives to the front office.
Hazen joined the D-backs from the Boston Red Sox where he spent the previous 11 seasons, which included World Championships in 2007 and 2013. Most recently, he served as Boston's Sr. Vice President & General Manager following 4 seasons as the club's Assistant GM. In that role, he oversaw or was involved in every aspect of baseball operations, including player acquisitions, player evaluation, contract negotiations, professional scouting and amateur scouting.
A native of Abington, MA, Hazen began his tenure with the Red Sox as Director of Player Development in 2006. During his 11 seasons working in his hometown (2006-16), the Red Sox reached the postseason 5 times.
Prior to joining the Red Sox, Hazen spent 5 seasons with the Cleveland Indians, reaching the postseason in 2001 while working in scouting and player development. He took over as Cleveland's Assistant Director of Player Development in 2003 after coordinating and overseeing the club's Major League advance scouting from 2001-02 and serving as the Indians' Assistant Director of Professional Scouting in 2003.
Hazen graduated from Princeton University where he played 4 years of varsity baseball and was a 2-time All-Ivy League outfielder in 1997 and 1998 before being drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 31st round of the 1998 June Draft. He played 2 seasons in the Minor Leagues before joining the Indians' scouting department.
He and his wife, Nicole, reside in Phoenix and have 4 sons: Charlie, John, Teddy and Sam.
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