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.
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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