ST. PETERSBURG (WDAE) -- Tampa Bay Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom nearly left the team last season to lead another team, and it appears that he is being courted this off-season by a team in the American League East.
Ken Rosenthal and Chad Jennings of The Athletic are reporting that Bloom has interviewed with the Boston Red Sox for their opening as general manager.
Boston is looking to replace Dave Dombrowski, who was fired before the end of the season. A source tells MLB.com's Mark Feinsand that Bloom has emerged as the front-runner for the job.
Bloom joined the Rays in 2005 as an intern, and has moved up the organizational hierarchy ever since. He assumed his current role as senior vice president of baseball operations in November of 2016. He finished second in the running for Mets general manager last off-season to Brodie Van Wagenen.