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Red Sox' Lucchino Expresses Confidence In Kennedy As His Successor

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino on Saturday said that he will be "stepping down" at the end of the year, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN BOSTON. Lucchino in a statement said, "The end of this year is a good time for this change. We would have preferred to announce all of our transition p...

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