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Red Sox announce personnel moves

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 4, 2014 07:19 PM

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The Red Sox announced some personnel changes within the baseball operations department Tuesday:

Tom Tippett was named senior baseball analyst after holding the position of director of baseball information services since November of 2008. Tippett has been affiliated with the Red Sox since 2003.

Greg Rybarczyk was hired as baseball operations analyst. A native of Ayer, Rybarczyk has published several analytical articles for various media outlets, including ESPN.com 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. Dr. Brian Busconi has been named head minor league physician. Ray Mattfeld has been hired as major league physical therapist.

Paul Buchheit has been promoted to head minor league medical coordinator. Mauricio Elizondo was promoted to Latin American medical coordinator. In addition, he will continue to serve as athletic trainer for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox.

Steve Sanders has been promoted to coordinator/amateur and international scouting. Mike Regan was promoted to coordinator/baseball operations. Shawn O’Rourke has been promoted to coordinator/baseball systems development.

Harrison Slutsky was hired as assistant/advanced scouting.

Tim Collinsworth has been hired as an area scout in north Texas and north Louisiana. He spent the last six seasons scouting for the Brewers.

Jaymie Bane has been promoted to major league scout after serving as a professional scout since 2007. He is the son of Eddie Bane, the club’s special assistant to player personnel.

Les Walrond has been hired as a professional scout. He has 16 years of playing experience, pitching in the majors, Korea, and Japan.

Javier Hernandez has been promoted to assistant director of the Red Sox Dominican Academy. Manuel Padron has been hired as a scout in Venezuela. Rene Saggiadi has been hired as a scout assigned to Europe. Prior to joining the Red Sox, Saggiadi scouted in Europe for the Diamondbacks and Angels.

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