The Boston Red Sox made last week’s reports official Monday, hiring Chaim Bloom, who spent the last 15 years with the Tampa Bay Rays, as their Chief Baseball Officer.
Bloom began his career with the Rays as an intern in the baseball operations department in 2005, but quickly rose through the hierarchy. He was named assistant director of minor league operations in 2008 and director of the team’s baseball operations in 2011. After Andrew Friedman left following the 2014 season, Bloom was named Vice President of baseball operations, and became senior vice president in 2016.
“I'm grateful to Stu Sternberg, Matt Silverman, Brian Auld, Erik Neander and all of my friends at the Tampa Bay Rays for the 15 amazing years we spent together,” Bloom said in a statement. “They were tremendous teammates from start to finish, and I would not be here today without their friendship, guidance, and support.”