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Tom Tippett, Red Sox statistical analyst, is leaving organization


The off-field losses continue to mount for the Red Sox.

One day after Mike Hazen was introduced as the new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Red Sox also lost one of their brightest minds when the club confirmed that senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett will leave the organization when his contract expires at the end of the month to pursue other ventures.

Tippett said by e-mail that he informed Hazen of his decision in September. Tippett’s departure marks the end of a 13-year career with the Red Sox. He rose to prominence in the early ’90s with his Diamond Mind computer simulation, which the Red Sox used to help determine their Division Series roster against the A’s in 2003.

A native of Canada and graduate of Harvard Business School, Tippett will continue working for the Red Sox through Halloween. He headed up development of their in-house statistical analysis systems and supplied data regarding player personnel decisions.

The news was first reported on Twitter by Peter Gammons.