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Red Sox announce personnel moves in baseball operations
12/03/2007 5:35 PM ET
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox today announced a series of personnel moves in the organization's baseball operations, player development, and scouting departments.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.

Raquel Ferreira has been promoted to Director of Minor League Operations after serving as Director of Minor League Administration since 2002. She is beginning her ninth season with the Red Sox organization. Former Red Sox minor leaguer Ethan Faggett joins the organization as Assistant Director, Player Development. Originally selected by Boston as an outfielder in the 1992 amateur draft, Faggett played in the Red Sox and Padres organizations from 1992-2000.

The Red Sox have also hired Jared Banner as Assistant, Player Development. Banner, a former baseball captain at Amherst College, originally joined Boston's baseball operations department in June through the organization's Fellowship program.

Jared Porter, who had been serving as Player Development Assistant has been promoted to Coordinator of Professional Scouting, where he will work with Red Sox Assistant to the General Manager Allard Baird. Ben Crockett, who spent the past season as an intern in the baseball operations department, has been hired to a fulltime position as Advance Scouting Coordinator.

David Howard has been promoted to the position of Special Assistant to the General Manager. Howard, who played nine major league seasons as an infielder with Kansas City and St. Louis, joined the Boston organization in 2004 as a minor league coach and has been a professional (2005-06) and major league (2007) scout the last three seasons. Kyle Evans has been added to the Red Sox' pro scouting staff after two years as the team's Advance Scouting Coordinator.

Baseball Operations Administrative Assistant Jean MacDougall was promoted to Manager, Travel Administration. The Red Sox also expanded Mike Reinold's title to Rehab Coordinator/Assistant Trainer. Reinold joined the major league training staff in 2006 from the American Sports Medicine Institute.

In the amateur scouting department, Boston has hired three new full-time scouts:

Chris Calciano: Appointed area scout for the Mid-Atlantic Region (Delaware, Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C.). Calciano joins the Red Sox after serving the last three years as head baseball coach at Georgia College & State University. He spent the previous four years heading the baseball program at West Chester University.

Matt Dorey: Appointed area scout in the Pacific Northwest Region (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Western Canada). Dorey, most recently the head baseball coach at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, previously served as assistant baseball coach at Washington State University.

Chris Mears: Appointed area scout in the Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin). Mears begins his scouting career after pitching in the Seattle, Detroit, and Atlanta organizations. The righthander had a 1-3 record in 23 games with the Tigers in 2003 in his only major league action.

In addition, Matt Mahoney, who had been Boston's Assistant, Professional Scouting, has been appointed as an area scout for the region that includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

In the International Scouting Department, Mike Lord has joined the organization as Coordinator of European Scouting. Lord has spent 30 years as a high school and college baseball coach, most recently serving as the head coach at San Diego Christian College. He was also with the San Diego Padres major league field staff for nine seasons. In the Dominican Republic, Pablo Lantigua has been promoted from an area scout to Dominican Scouting Supervisor.

Boston has also added a pair of consultants to work in its international operation. Denney Tomori has been hired to work with Vice President International Scouting Craig Shipley and Pacific Rim Coordinator Jon Deeble on Japanese matters. Tomori pitched 14 seasons for three Nippon Professional Baseball teams before signing as a free agent with the Red Sox in 2005. The righthander spent that season in Pawtucket and Portland. In addition, Javier Hernandez joins Boston as Assistant to Director of Dominican Operations Jesus Alou.

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