WCVB Sports broke the news Sunday evening that Theo Epstein, 28 years old, will be the new Red Sox GM. The official announcement was made at 11am today. Theo grew up in Bookline, MA in the shadow of Fenway Park. He will be the youngest in baseball history to hold GM job, will turn 29 next month. The previous youngest was Randy Smith, 29 years old, hired by the San Diego Padres in 1993 as their new GM. He will be the 11th GM in team history. A Yale graduate with a law degree from the University of San Diego. Started his career as a teenage intern for the Orioles.