Meet the new bosses
Since the start of the 2015 season, 11 general managers have been hired around the majors, an unusually large number; only one had previous GM experience. A look at the newcomers:
Red Sox Mike Hazen, 40 Former minor league outfielder, he reports to new Red Sox President Dave Dombrowski.
Indians Mike Chernoff, 35 Assistant GM moved up when his mentor, Chris Antonetti, became president of baseball ops.
Tigers Al Avila, 57 A longtime scout for Dombrowski, who while he was running Detroit moved Avila into the front office.
Angels Billy Eppler, 40 Yankees GM Brian Cashman gave him credit for helping build the 2009 champs as an assistant GM.
Athletics David Forst, 40 A Harvard grad who trained for a dozen years under Billy Beane, who remains his boss.
Mariners Jerry Dipoto, 48 Former big-league pitcher was fired as Angels GM after power struggle with manager Mike Scioscia.
Blue Jays Ross Atkins, 42 Minor league pitcher who was brought over from Cleveland by longtime Indians exec Mark Shapiro.
Braves John Coppolella, 36 John Hart and John Schuerholz are still around, so this analytics expert handles a day-to-day role.
Reds Dick Williams, 44 Former investment banker, son of minority owner, moved into GM role under Walt Jocketty.
Brewers David Stearns, 30 Harvard product worked at MLB, then learned about management from the Astros’ Jeff Luhnow.
Phillies Matt Klentak, 35 After Dartmouth, worked for the Orioles under Andy MacPhail, who hired him again in Philly.