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Report: Red Sox may not hire new GM


The Boston Red Sox are apparently in no rush to hire a new general manager.

Contrasting a recent report that team president Dave Dombrowski was going to start the search for a new GM, he remained tight lipped regarding any new developments on that front.

“Still working on some final decisions,” Dombrowski told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.

There has been no indication Dombrowski is going to take over the position himself – he was GM of the Detroit Tigers for 14 years before becoming president of the Red Sox – and if they do hire someone new, it's expected the team will look internally to replace the recently departed Mike Hazen, who left to become the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In addition to Hazen, the Red Sox could lose vice president of amateur scouting Amiel Sawdaye, and bench coach Tory Lovullo, who are both heavily on the Diamondbacks' radar.

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Cubs' Lester, Indians' Kluber to face off in World Series Game 1


The Chicago Cubs announced that left-hander Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the World Series against right-hander Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

It marks the fourth time Lester will start a World Series game. The 11-year veteran and two-time champion is 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA and 0.76 WHIP in those games.

On the heels of another All-Star season, Lester has put together a strong October. Through three postseason starts, he's 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 21 innings.

Lester has only faced the Indians once since his move to the National League in 2015, though he does own strong numbers at Progressive Field. In eight starts, he’s 4-0 with a 3.72 ERA.

Kluber will be making his World Series debut. The 30-year-old former Cy Young winner is 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA in three postseason starts and went 10-5 with a 3.24 ERA over 16 regular-season home starts.

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