Former Red Sox starter Curt Schilling headlines the 2012 class of inductees to the Red Sox Hall of Fame.
Schilling, whose infamous bloody sock is now a part of Red Sox lore, will be joined by CF Ellis Burks,right-handed pitcher Joe Dobson, left-handed pitcher Hubert Dutch Leonard andSecond baseman Marty Barrett as the players selections.
Fenway Park creator John I. Taylor and groundskeeper Joe Mooney will also be among those inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame.
Induction ceremonies will take place during a luncheon at Fenway Park with special ceremonies on the field before that nights game against Minnesota.
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.
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