The Red Sox lost a key front office executive on Wednesday when Allard Baird, a native of Rochester, N.H., joined the Mets organization as vice president of player development and scouting.

Red Sox sources confirmed the move.

The Red Sox will not make a hire to replace Baird specifically. Said Dave Dombrowski via text: "We are going to replace his responsibilities internally with other personnel."

Baird was most recently Red Sox senior vice president of player personnel for the Red Sox. He joined the Red Sox in July 2006 as a special assignment scout and began his rise up the ranks in the Red Sox front office later that fall, when he became assistant to general manager Theo Epstein. In 2011, Baird became vice president of player personnel/professional scouting.

Before joining the Red Sox, Baird was general manager of the Kansas City Royals from 2000 to 2006.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Joel Sherman of the New York Post were first to report the news about Baird.