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Red Sox hire Tony La Russa as vice president and special assistant to Dave Dombrowski

Rob Bradford
November 01, 2017 - 10:59 pm

Tony La Russa and Dave Dombrowski go way back, with the two first working together with the White Sox. La Russa was Chicago's young manager, while Dombrowski had started working his way up the front office ladder.

And now the pair is reunited.

The Red Sox announced Thursday La Russa will join the organization as a vice president and special assistant to the president of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski. The 73-year-old last worked with the Diamondbacks, serving as their chief baseball officer before becoming the team's chief baseball analyst. His contract with Arizona expired Tuesday. The Boston Herald first reported the hiring by the Red Sox.

La Russa ranks third all-time among major league managers for total wins, trailing only Connie Mack and John McGraw. He is one of two managers to win the World Series in both the Ameircan and National Leagues.

The Red Sox are also expected to announce news regarding the coaching staff later on Thursday.

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