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Red Sox make first moves following Dave Dombrowski firing, parting ways with two front office members

Frank Wren was one of the first hires of Dave Dombrowski.2015 file/charles krupa/associated press

The Red Sox made their first front office changes since firing president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. The team fired senior vice president of baseball operations Frank Wren and informed special assistant to the general manager Eddie Bane that his contract won’t be renewed.

Wren, who’d been brought to Boston in 2015 as one of the first hires by Dombrowski, was informed that the team is restructuring its scouting operations and looking to give new leadership opportunities to others.

Bane had joined the Red Sox front office in 2012, when Ben Cherington was GM. The decisions were made at a time when the baseball operations department is being overseen by assistant GMs Brian O’Halloran, Eddie Romero, and Zack Scott, as well as senior VP of major league and minor league operations Raquel Ferreira.


Special assistant and VP of baseball operations Tony La Russa, hired by Dombrowski after the 2017 season, will remain with the team for at least one additional year.

“They asked me to stay and I want to,” La Russa said. “I have good relationships here.”

Peter Abraham of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Alex Speier can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @alexspeier.