Sox to announce staff promotions

November, 21, 2011
11/21/11
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BOSTON -- The Red Sox are scheduled to announce numerous staff promotions on Tuesday, according to general manager Ben Cherington.

A team source said that promotions are expected for current vice president of player personnel and pro scouting Allard Baird, vice president of baseball operations Brian O’Halloran, vice president of player development and amateur scouting Mike Hazen, assistant director of professional scouting Jared Porter, along with others will all receive promotions under Cherington.

Also, Cherington announced that Craig Shipley would no longer remain in his position as senior vice president of player personnel and international scouting.

“I would expect that Ship will probably move on at this point,” Cherington said. “I had a number of conversations with him, dating back to even before I was announced in this position. He’s someone that I have great respect for as an evaluator and he’s a passionate baseball guy. Through the course of conversation with him it became clear, to me, that it might be time for a fresh start. That’s the direction we’re going and we wish him nothing but the best.

“We just felt like in order to be positioned in the way I think we need to be moving forward, and expecting changes with the rules, the new CBA and the change in landscape internationally, I wanted to try to develop a little bit more of a Boston-based infrastructure for international. Obviously we’re always going to need really good evaluators on the ground and people identifying talent. We wanted to bring that operation back a little closer to Boston. That was the primary goal.”

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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