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Aug. 28, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts: Chaim Bloom looks on before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom is back employed in baseball. On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced they are hiring Bloom as their advisor to the president of baseball operations.

Bloom, 40, spent 15 years in the Tampa Bay Rays organization before being hired by the Red Sox to run their baseball operations prior to the 2020 season. The Red Sox would go on to finish in last place in the division in three of the four years under Bloom, who was fired by the Red Sox in mid-September.


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The Red Sox ended up replacing Bloom with Craig Breslow. So far Breslow’s big moves have been removing players from the roster, including trading away Chris Sale and Alex Verdugo. Verdugo was one of Bloom’s first big adds in Boston, acquired in the Mookie Betts trade.

Now in St. Louis, Bloom will help president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and general manager Mike Girsch turn around a Cardinals team that finished last season at 71-91. It was the first time the Cardinals missed the playoffs in five years, and their first sub-.500 season since 2007.

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