Executive Vice President, General Manager
Jed Hoyer enters his first season with San Diego after being named the club's eighth general manager in franchise history on October 26, 2009.
Hoyer joins the Padres after spending the previous eight years with the Boston Red Sox where he most recently served as Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager under Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein. He first joined Boston prior to the 2002 campaign and was actively involved in player development, Major League scouting, quantitative analysis and advance scouting, helping to guide the Red Sox to two world championships in 2004 and 2007 during his eight years with the club.
Hoyer's previous experience as a general manager came in 2005 when he served as co-General Manager for Boston over a 44-day stint while Epstein briefly left the organization. During that span, Hoyer helped to complete the trade for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell that sent Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and two other minor leaguers to the Marlins in a seven-player deal. Beckett and Lowell were named ALCS MVP and World Series MVP respectively in 2007, with Beckett also finishing second in the AL Cy Young award voting that season.
A native of Plymouth, NH, Hoyer is a 1996 graduate of Wesleyan University, where he helped lead the Cardinals to the championship game of the NCAA Division III World Series in 1994 as a pitcher and shortstop and still holds the school record for career saves. Hoyer also won the Ahrens Award as the school's top male athlete in his senior year. He later served two seasons as an assistant coach for the Wesleyan baseball team.
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