Theresa O’Connor

Theo Returns


Two-and-a-half months after he left the Red Sox, certain that his heart and soul were no longer fully invested in the position of general manager, Theo Epstein will be returning to the Sox as early as next week, the team announced Thursday night.

Epstein's exact role and title, and the subsequent title adjustments for co-GMs Jed Hoyer and Ben Cherington, had not been completely determined as of Thursday night. The club, in a release, indicated only that Epstein, who in 2004 led the team to its first World Series championship in 86 years, would be rejoining the Sox in a "full-time baseball operations capacity." However, expectations within the organization point to Epstein returning as the lead decision-maker within baseball operations, with Hoyer and Cherington working under him.