The Red Sox will likely take a look at some of Theo’s top assistants, including assistant to the GM Jed Hoyer (one of Theo’s closest confidants; second from left, seated), and Ben Cherington (not pictured), director of player development. These would appear to be long shots, but stranger things have happened. Former director of baseball operations, Peter Woodfork (second from right), has accepted an assistant GM position with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Internal candidates
The Red Sox will likely take a look at some of Theo’s top assistants, including assistant to the GM Jed Hoyer (one of Theo’s closest confidants; second from left, seated), and Ben Cherington (not pictured), director of player development. These would appear to be long shots, but stranger things have happened.

Former director of baseball operations, Peter Woodfork (second from right), has accepted an assistant GM position with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
(Globe File Photo / Evan Richman)