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Mike Hazen’s work is never done with Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mike Hazen is watching Will Middlebrooks take grounders at third base and Jose Iglesias take them at shortstop. They are two players who grew up in Hazen’s minor league system when he served as Red Sox farm director. They are the successes.

Now the assistant general manager, and one of Ben Cherington’s confidants, Hazen finds himself in a different role, helping to make the decisions that affect the Sox at a time when the focus of the organization has shifted directly toward the baseball operations department.

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