The Diamondbacks introduced that government vice chairman and common supervisor Mike Hazen is taking a “bodily go away of absence” from the group. Assistant GM Amiel Sawdaye will take over day-to-day baseball operations, with Hazen consulting repeatedly.
Sawdaye has been one in every of Hazen’s major lieutenants all through the length of their tenures in Arizona. The pair labored collectively within the Purple Sox entrance workplace, and Sawdaye adopted Hazen to the desert lower than two weeks after the latter was employed as Diamondbacks common supervisor. Sawdaye has lengthy been seen as a possible future GM, and he was among the many finalists for the Angels job that went to Perry Minasian final winter.
Hazen’s spouse Nicole has been battling mind most cancers, notes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The group didn’t specify if that’s the rationale for Hazen stepping away from day-to-day operations right now. No projected timetable for his return was supplied, though there’ll certainly be additional updates from the group within the close to future. MLBTR sends our greatest needs to the Hazen household.