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January 6, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Sawdaye named Director of Amateur Scouting

The Red Sox announced some front office moves earlier this evening, including some promotions and hirings in the amateur scouting and player development departments. Some quotes from Boston's press release:

Amiel Sawdaye has been promoted to Director, Amateur Scouting. He served as Boston's Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting for the last five years after being named to the post in December of 2004. A 1999 graduate of the University of Maryland, Sawdaye joined the Red Sox organization in 2002 as an intern in the scouting department and spent 2004 as the club's scouting assistant.

David Finley has been promoted to Special Assistant to the General Manager after spending the past five years as the Red Sox National Crosschecker. Finley joined the Boston organization as the West Coast Crosschecker prior to the 2002 season. He has previously worked for the Padres and Marlins.

Ben Crockett
has been promoted to Assistant Director, Player Development. He joined the Red Sox organization as an intern in baseball operations in 2007 and served as Advance Scouting Coordinator from 2008-09. Crockett was drafted by Colorado out of Harvard University in 2002 and is a veteran of five professional seasons (2002-06).

Ethan Faggett has been named Assistant Director, Florida Baseball Operations after working as the Assistant Director, Player Development since 2008. Selected by Boston in the 33rd round of the 1992 First-Year Player Draft, he played 11 seasons of professional baseball, including nine in the Red Sox (1992-98) and Padres (1998-2000) chains.

According to the press release, a number of other scouts also received promotions, including Mark Wasinger, Mike Rikard, and Dan Madsen. New scouts joining the department include Tom Battista, Pat Portugal, Sam Ray, and Demond Smith. Among those receiving promotions in the Player Development Department are Ben Crockett, Ethan Faggett, David Howard, Gary DiSarcina, and Chad Epperson.