Boston will soon be looking for a new CEO. Lucchino will be leaving his position by the end of 2015, according to Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe, and is expected to leave his position by the end of October.
Sam Kennedy, the current chief operating officer of the club, is set to replace Lucchino, according to Michael Silverman and Steve Buckley of The Boston Herald. Kennedy will not have input with regard to baseball operations once his position changes. The Red Sox are not expected to name a new chief executive officer in the coming weeks.
Lucchino's contract will expire at the end of the year and the organization felt naming his successor before the end of the season would be beneficial. Lucchino is set to turn 70 in September and was involved with the organization's daily baseball operations. He has been with the organization since 2002 and has helped guide the Red Sox to three World Series titles. Lucchino spent time with the Padres and Orioles before deciding to join the Red Sox.
Lucchino reportedly has had a major impact on several of Boston's key decisions including the choice to hire Bobby Valentine to manage before the 2012 campaign. The shift from Lucchino to Kennedy reflects a change of power coming to the Red Sox's front office.