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Jed D. Hoyer (born December 7, 1973), is the executive vice-president and general manager of the San Diego Padres.[1][2] He is formerly the assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He joined the Red Sox in 2002, after the ownership of John W. Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino took over the team from John Harrington. He worked under the title of assistant to the general manager until December 2005. He then was given the title of assistant general manager. Hoyer briefly served as co-general manager of the Red Sox from October 31, 2005- January 19, 2006 and then returning to his previous job of assistant general manager. In November 2003, he accompanied general manager Theo Epstein to Arizona to persuade pitcher Curt Schilling to accept a trade to the Red Sox, spending Thanksgiving at Schilling's home in what was eventually a successful effort.[3]

Biography

When Epstein left his position on October 31, 2005, Hoyer was part of a group of four executives, called the "Gang of Four", that kept the club running in Epstein's absence. Other members of the "gang" were Ben Cherington, Bill Lajoie, and Craig Shipley[4], a group which completed trades for, among others, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Mark Loretta, and Andy Marte. Shortly after the winter meetings were completed in early December, Hoyer and Cherington were promoted to co-general managers, where they remained until Epstein returned to his original position on January 19, 2006 after a 10-week hiatus.[5] Jed Hoyer has also been a key player in decision making regarding players and their contracts for the past several seasons. Beginning in 2008, Jed Hoyer became the first "Resident Expert" for the Fenway neighborhood on Povo.com, a local wiki whose platform lets you share your insider’s knowledge of Boston.

Following the 2007 season, Hoyer interviewed to become General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a job that eventually went to Neil Huntington of the Indians. [6]Similarly, during the 2009 season, Hoyer interview to become the GM of the Washington Nationals, who eventually appointed their own Assistant GM, Mike Rizzo, to the top spot. [7] In October 2009 he was hired as the San Diego Padres general manager.

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Personal life

Hoyer graduated from the Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire in 1992, then went on to Wesleyan University, where he was a star pitcher who still holds Wesleyan's career saves record. Hoyer was an admissions officer and baseball coach at the university after graduating, then moved onto Kenyon College before joining the Red Sox at 28.[8]

Notes

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ http://www.wesleyan.edu/athletics/sportsinfo/news/newshoyerredsoxGM1205.html
  4. ^ http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/11/09/antonetti_added_to_sox_list/
  5. ^ http://www.wesleyan.edu/athletics/sportsinfo/news/newshoyerredsoxGM1205.html
  6. ^ http://blogs.unionleader.com/gray/?m=200709
  7. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/11/AR2009081103045.html
  8. ^ http://www.wesleyan.edu/athletics/sportsinfo/news/newshoyerredsoxGM1205.html
Preceded by
Theo Epstein
Red Sox General Manager
November 25, 2002 - January 25, 2006
Succeeded by
Theo Epstein
Preceded by
Kevin Towers
San Diego Padres General Manager
2009-present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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