Indians announce promotions within baseball operations department

The Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations CHRIS ANTONETTI and General Manager MIKE CHERNOFF today announced the following promotions within the club's Baseball Operations Department.

February 13th, 2019

The Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations CHRIS ANTONETTI and General Manager MIKE CHERNOFF today announced the following promotions within the club's Baseball Operations Department:

Sky Andrecheck: Vice President, Research and Development

Sky joined the club in 2010, spending the previous three seasons as the club's Senior Director of Research and Development. In the role, he assumes responsibility for the club's analytical systems across Baseball Operations.

Eric Binder: Vice President, Baseball Operations

Eric, who joined the club in 2013, leads the Baseball Operations group in support of the Major League and Player Development staffs and Scouting departments. He will continue to oversee the development and implementation of pitching philosophies and programs throughout the organization.

Lonnie Soloff: Vice President, Medical Services

Lonnie joined the Indians 2003, serving as Head Athletic Trainer from 2003-2014 before becoming Senior Director of Medical Services. He will continue to oversee the Indians' Sports Medicine department throughout the organization.

Alex Merberg: Director, Baseball Operations

Merberg begins his fifth season with the Indians, spending the previous two campaigns as Assistant Director of Baseball Operations. In his current role, he collaborates closely with Player Development, Pro Scouting, Research and Development and Performance Services with a focus on player analysis, process innovation and refining organizational philosophies.

Richard Conway: Assistant Director, International Scouting

Enters his fourth season with the club. In his present role, he will increase his responsibilities in International Operations to coordinate the department's process implementation and information-gathering efforts.

Chris Gale: Assistant Director, International Scouting

Chris also will increase his responsibilities in International Scouting with an emphasis on the scouting process and will continue to contribute to the Professional Scouting department with player assessments and advance work.

Sam Giller: Assistant Director, Baseball Operations

Joining the club in 2016, Sam will increase his management and leadership responsibilities of the club's internal Baseball Operations group, including the department's Fellowship program. He will also continue to provide support in the areas of arbitration and player analysis.

Rob Cerfolio: Assistant, Player Development

Rob shifts from the Amateur Scouting department into Player Development, where he will support and manage the implementation of Player Development programs, plans and processes.

Will Clements: Assistant, Amateur Scouting

Will joined the club in 2018 as the Major League Translator. He will now assist in implementing processes and support our remote Amateur Scouting staff.

Dan Budreika: Coordinator, Professional Scouting

Dan will transition into a front office role in Cleveland, focusing on engagement with our remote staff, departmental administration and player analysis. Spent 2017-2018 as a Professional Scout.

Additionally, the club promoted the following individuals within the Amateur, International and Professional Scouting Departments:

Scott Meaney: Senior Coordinator, Amateur Scouting

Kevin Cullen: Coordinator, Amateur Scouting

Jon Heuerman: Coordinator, Amateur Scouting

Brad Tyler: Underclass Coordinator, Amateur Scouting

Junie Melendez: Coordinator, International Scouting

Bo Hughes: Special Assignment Scout

Doug Carpenter: Special Assignment Scout