After eight years with the Red Sox, Boston's assistant general manager was named executive vice president/general manager of the San Diego Padres on Monday.
“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.”
The Plymouth, N.H., native joined the Red Sox in 2002 and was named assistant GM after the 2003 season. He briefly served as GM for 44 days following the 2005 season, when Epstein left the team for a short time. On Jan. 12, 2009, the 35-year-old was promoted to senior vice president/assistant GM. He assisted Epstein in all player acquisitions, contract negotiations and player evaluations.
During Hoyer's eight seasons in Boston, the Red Sox advanced to the playoffs six times.
“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.”
Ben Cherington will now transition into a more traditional assistant-GM role that focuses on roster construction, professional player evaluation and contract negotiations.