MLB: Well deserved! Rays rises to executive position and is now President of Operations

The Tampa Bay Rays they named Erik Neander as its president of baseball operations and agreed to a multi-year extension with him Wednesday, promoting him from his previous role which was general manager / senior vice president of operations club baseball.

Under Neander, who was named MLB Executive of the Year in 2019, the Rays have risen to the top of the American League this year with an 88-51 record and a +180 run differential, the best in the league, entering on Wednesday:

Neander, 38, was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and has worked for the Tampa Bay Rays since 2007 and was named the team’s senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager in November 2016, a position he held for five years until Yesterday.

Erik graduated from Virginia Tech and joined Baseball Info Solutions joining the Tampa Bay Rays as an intern in 2007. He was promoted to vice president of baseball operations in October 2014.

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Neander, born May 25, 1983, succeeded Matthew Silverman as senior vice president and general manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in November five years ago.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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