Red Sox director of baseball operations Peter Woodfork was named assistant general manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks today, joining Josh Byrnes, who previously had held that title in Boston.
Byrnes was named Diamondbacks GM last month and had requested permission to take Woodfork to Arizona.
“We’re sorry to see Peter go, but this promotion is an opportunity he has been working for and building toward for several years,” said Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino. “He was a valuable contributor to our operations and administration for the last three years, and we wish him the best in Arizona, except, of course, in interleague play.”
Woodfork’s Red Sox responsibilities will be assumed by Brian O’Halloran, the club’s manager of major league administration. Woodfork will remain with the Red Sox for several days to assist in the transition to O’Halloran.
Woodfork worked for the commissioner’s office for two years in the labor relations department before joining the Red Sox. He holds a psychology degree from Harvard University, where he was a four-year starter for the Crimson’s baseball team.