Monday, October 26, 2009

Jed Hoyer Moving On, Cherington Moving Up (sort of)

Jed Hoyer, the Red Sox Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager, was today named the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the San Diego Padres.

“Jed has been an immensely valuable member of our baseball ops team since joining the Red Sox in 2002,” said Red Sox Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein. “His combination of analytical ability, feel for the game, interpersonal skills and creativity helped make us tick, and he played a role in virtually every major decision we have made. His loyalty and friendship will be missed, and we know he will continue to make us proud.”

“John Henry, Tom Werner and our entire ownership join Theo in expressing our gratitude and best wishes to Jed as he takes on this exciting new challenge in his already bright career as a baseball executive,” added President/CEO Larry Lucchino. “Throughout the eight seasons that he spent with us, his insight, hard work and great judgment were integral to the team’s success. In Jed, the Padres are catching a rising star and we will miss him both professionally and personally.”

A native of Plymouth, NH, Hoyer started with the Red Sox baseball operations department in 2002 and was named Assistant to General Manager Theo Epstein following the 2003 season. He served as Assistant General Manager for the 2006-08 campaigns, with a 44-day stint as co-General Manager in the offseason following the 2005 season. Hoyer, 35, was promoted to Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager on January 12, 2009 with his primary duties focused on assisting Epstein in all player acquisitions, contract negotiations and player evaluations. During his tenure in Boston, he was actively involved in building the Red Sox roster, as well as Major League scouting, quantitative analysis and advance scouting. The club reached the playoffs six times (2003-05, 2007-09), earning two World Series titles (2004 and 2007) in his eight seasons with the Red Sox.

Hoyer is a 1996 graduate of Wesleyan University where he played shortstop and pitched for four seasons, helping the Cardinals to the championship game of the Division III World Series in 1994. Honored with the Ahrens Award as the school’s top male athlete his senior year, Hoyer later served as an assistant baseball coach at Wesleyan for two seasons.

Ben Cherington, now the club’s only Senior VP/Assistant GM, will transition from his role overseeing scouting and player development to a more traditional Assistant GM role focusing on Major League roster construction, professional player evaluation, and contract negotiations. With Cherington’s change in duties, Jason McLeod and Mike Hazen will have full autonomy in their roles as Scouting Director and Farm Director, respectively, and will report directly to the General Manager.

Courtesy-Red Sox communications

(Editor's Note: Remember when Cherington was on the Morning Jab and Joe Palmeiri had the most awkward moment in Big jab history?)



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