Red Sox hire Tony La Russa for executive role

The Red Sox have added yet more talent to their already deep front office, hiring Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as a vice president and special assistant.

The team announced the hiring Thursday.

According to The Associated Press, La Russa, 73, will report to Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. The two have known each other since La Russa’s stint as White Sox manager in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

La Russa ranks third on the all-time managerial wins list with 2,728 during a 33-year career as manager with the White Sox, Athletics and Cardinals. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.

Since stepping down as Cardinals manager after their 2011 World Series title, La Russa has worked in the commissioner’s office and most recently as an analyst in the Diamondbacks front office.

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