Red Sox Announce

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today announced several personnel moves in the organization's baseball operations department.


Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcements.


Baseball Operations


Tom Tippett
was named Senior Baseball Analyst after holding the position of
Director of Baseball Information Services since November of 2008.  The
founder and former president of Diamond Mind Inc., Tippett has been
affiliated with the Red Sox since 2003, when he began consulting with
the club's baseball operations department. 


Greg Rybarczyk
was hired as Baseball Operations Analyst. A native of Ayer, MA,
Rybarczyk has published several baseball analytical articles for various
media outlets, including and Hardball Times. Prior to joining
the Red Sox, he consulted for several MLB teams, and operated Hit
Tracker, now known as ESPN Home Run Tracker, since 2006. 


Dan Dyrek was
promoted to Director, Sports Medicine Service after serving as
Coordinator in 2013. Entering his third year with the Red Sox in 2014,
Dyrek, a doctor of physical therapy, earned his degree summa cum laude
from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.


Dr. Brian Busconi has
been named Head Minor League Physician. An orthopedic surgeon
affiliated with the UMass Memorial Medical Center, Busconi has been
involved in the care of Red Sox minor league players since 1992.


Ray Mattfeld has
been hired as Major League Physical Therapist. Prior to joining the Red
Sox, Mattfeld, a native of Bay Shore, NY, worked in a private practice
focusing in orthopedic and sports physical therapy for athletes at the
professional, collegiate, and scholastic levels. A certified orthopedic
clinical specialist and certified athletic trainer, Mattfeld is a
graduate of SUNY Cortland. He obtained both a masters degree in physical
therapy and a doctorate in physical therapy from Touro College (NY). 


Steve Sanders
has been promoted to Coordinator, Amateur and International Scouting.
In 2011, Sanders joined the Red Sox as an intern in baseball operations,
and was hired full time in 2012 as Assistant, Amateur and International
Scouting. Prior to joining the Red Sox, he interned in the Los Angeles
Dodgers' baseball operations department in 2009 and 2010.


Mike Regan
was promoted to Coordinator, Baseball Operations, after having served
as Assistant, Baseball Operations from 2012-13. A 2008 graduate of
Trinity College, Regan began his career at the Red Sox as a baseball
operations intern in January of 2010.


Shawn O'Rourke has
been promoted to Coordinator, Baseball Systems Development. Hired by
the Red Sox as an IT department intern in 2007, O'Rourke has spent the
last four seasons as Software Developer for the club. He is a 2008
graduate of Northeastern University.


Harrison Slutsky
was hired as Assistant, Advance Scouting. After graduating from
Columbia University in May of 2012, Slutsky served as an intern in
baseball operations for the remainder of 2012, and through the 2013


Player Development


Joe Oliver has
been hired as manager for the Short-A Lowell Spinners. The former major
league catcher spent eight of his 13 seasons in the big leagues with
the Reds and helped Cincinnati win the 1990 World Series. Oliver, who
concluded his playing career with the Red Sox in 2001, was most recently
coaching varsity baseball at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in
Orlando, FL.


Paul Buchheit
has been promoted to Head Minor League Medical Coordinator. Following
stints as an intern for the Sarasota Red Sox in 2004 and the Lowell
Spinners in 2005, Buchheit worked as athletic trainer for six seasons
between different levels of Boston's minor league system, including
Greenville (2006-08), Salem (2009), and Portland (2010-11). From
2012-13, he held the title of Athletic Training Coordinator.


Mauricio Elizondo
was promoted to Latin American Medical Coordinator. In addition,
Elizondo will continue to serve as Athletic Trainer for the Gulf Coast
League Red Sox. This year is his seventh season in the Red Sox


Amateur Scouting


Tim Collinsworth has been hired as an Area Scout in
North Texas and North Louisiana. Prior to joining the Red Sox,
Collinsworth spent the last six years as an area scout in the Milwaukee
Brewers organization. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and
was a pitcher on the varsity baseball team. 


Professional Scouting


Jaymie Bane has
been promoted to Major League Scout after having served as a
professional scout for Boston since 2007.  The son of Eddie Bane, the
club's Special Assistant to Player Personnel, Jaymie was a minor league
pitching coach in the Blue Jays and White Sox organizations. During his
playing career, the left-hander spent three seasons in the Angles system
from 1997-99.


Les Walrond has
been hired as a Professional Scout. A former left-handed pitcher with
16 seasons of professional experience, Walrond appeared in the majors
with the Kansas City Royals (2003), Chicago Cubs (2006), and
Philadelphia Phillies (2008). He also spent parts of his professional
playing career in Korea and Japan.


International Scouting


Javier Hernandez has
been promoted to Assistant Director of the Red Sox Dominican Academy. 
He began his tenure with the Red Sox in 2006 as an intern at the
academy, and was hired full time in 2007. Since 2010, Hernandez had
served as assistant to Jesus Alou, the director of the club's Dominican


Manuel Padron has
been hired as a scout in Venezuela, and, in addition, will serve as
Coordinator of Venezuelan scouting.  After beginning his career as the
video intern for the Lowell Spinners in 2012, Padron served as an intern
in Boston's baseball operations department for the remainder of the
2012 season, and through 2013.


Rene Saggiadi
has been hired as a scout assigned to Europe. Prior to joining the Red
Sox, Saggiadi scouted in Europe for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2008-12)
and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2013).