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Red Sox announce personnel moves in baseball operations

The Boston Red Sox today announced the following personnel moves in the baseball operations department:

• In Sports Medicine Service, Mike Roose was promoted to Athletic Performance Coordinator/Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach.

The Boston Red Sox today announced the following personnel moves in the baseball operations department:

• In Sports Medicine Service, Mike Roose was promoted to Athletic Performance Coordinator/Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach.

• In Player Development, Walter Miranda was promoted to Latin American Pitching and Rehabilitation Coordinator; Adan Severino and Daniel Abroms were hired as Mental Skills Coordinators; Kevin Avilla was hired as Minor League Physical Therapist; Humberto Sanchez was hired as Dominican Summer League Pitching Coach; and RJ Warner was hired as Minor League Clubhouse Assistant.

• In Amateur Scouting, Dan Madsen, Jim Robinson, Quincy Boyd, and Fred Petersen were each promoted to National Scouting Supervisor; Reed Gragnani was hired as Mid-Atlantic Area Scout; Carl Moesche was hired as Northwest Area Scout; Devin Pearson was promoted to Assistant, Amateur Scouting; and J.J. Altobelli was hired as a part-time scout in Southern California.

• In Baseball Research and Development, Greg Rybarczyk was promoted to Senior Analyst, Baseball Research & Development; Mike Ganley was named Director, Baseball Systems; Bill Letson was hired as Data Architect, Baseball Systems; and Dan Meyer was hired as Analyst, Baseball Research & Development.

• In International Scouting, Aneko Knowles was hired as a scout for the Bahamas and Alfredo Castellon was hired as a scout for Colombia.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Sports Medicine Service

Roose, 36, begins his new position after spending two seasons as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Red Sox. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he joined the organization in 2009 after graduating from Florida State University.

Player Development

Miranda, 43, spent 2017 as the Greenville Drive's pitching coach, his third season in that role. The Colombian-born right-hander transitioned to coaching following a six-year career in the Florida Marlins' system from 1992-97. He has coached Red Sox affiliates since 1999.

Severino, 31, returns to baseball after spending the majority of the last eight years as a behavioral health professional and, most recently, a correctional officer in the state of Florida. The University of Miami graduate played three seasons (2008-10) as an outfielder in the Twins' system and the independent Frontier League.

Abroms, 35, is new to the Red Sox and in his first role in professional baseball. For eight years prior to 2018, Abroms worked as a trainer and performance expert at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He earned his master's degree in sport psychology from Ithaca College in 2008.

Avilla, 40, most recently served as a physical therapist and clinic director at Advance Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Georgia. Avilla completed his bachelor's and his doctorate in physical therapy at Northeastern University and his master's at the University of Massachusetts, and has worked in athletic training and physical therapy since 2000.

Sanchez, 34, pitched professionally from 2002-12, reaching the majors with the Yankees in 2008. The Dominican-born right-hander was drafted by Detroit in 2001 before being dealt to New York as part of a package for Gary Sheffield following the 2006 season. He retired in 2012 after two seasons in the independent Atlantic League.

Warner, 23, joins the Red Sox' minor league staff after spending the last five seasons with the Cincinnati Reds' Single-A affiliate in Dayton, most recently as clubhouse manager. Warner earned his bachelor's degree in sport administration from the University of Cincinnati in 2017.

Amateur Scouting

Madsen, 47, earned his promotion after 15 years in the Red Sox scouting department, including the last eight as a crosschecker. A former Chicago Cubs minor league outfielder, Madsen began his scouting career in 2003 after coaching parts of four seasons in independent leagues. The Washington native was responsible for signing Dustin Pedroia in 2004.

Robinson, 48, played four seasons (1990-93) as a minor league catcher with the Chicago Cubs before beginning his scouting career with the Red Sox in 1998. A native of Evanston, Illinois, he is responsible for the Red Sox' signing of Clay Buchholz in 2005. Robinson most recently served as a crosschecker for the southwest region.

Boyd, 46, has been a member of the Red Sox' scouting department since 1998, most recently as a crosschecker in the northeast. A former catcher, Boyd was signed by the Dodgers out of the independent Frontier League in 1995 and played in the Mets' system the following season. He notably signed Jackie Bradley Jr. in 2011.

Petersen, 57, was hired by the Red Sox as a crosschecker in November 2004 after five seasons in the Chicago Cubs' scouting department. Prior to his time in Chicago, he spent 14 seasons as a Baltimore Orioles scout, where he was responsible for the signing of Jayson Werth in 1997.

Gragnani, 27, enters his sixth season in the Red Sox organization, his first in the scouting department. Selected in the 21st round of the 2013 June Draft, he played 224 games over four minor league seasons from 2013-16, reaching Triple-A Pawtucket in 2015. In 2017, the Virginia native returned to High-A Salem as an assistant coach.

Moesche, 58, joins the Red Sox from Major League Baseball's Scouting Bureau, where he had worked as a scouting supervisor for the last 22 years. Prior to his time with the league, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate worked in the scouting departments of the Baltimore Orioles (1986-90) and New York Yankees (1990-94).

Pearson, 24, earned his new title after spending the 2017 season as an intern in the professional scouting department. The California native is a 2016 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he played four seasons as an outfielder.

Altobelli, 27, begins his first professional scouting role, having spent the 2016-17 seasons as an assistant coach at California State University, Fullerton. A former University of Oregon infielder, Altobelli was drafted by St. Louis in the 18th round of the 2013 June Draft and played 48 games that year for Rookie-level Johnson City.

Baseball Research and Development

Rybarczyk, 48, assumes his new role after joining the Red Sox as a baseball operations analyst in 2014. A graduate of Union College and veteran of the United States Navy, Rybarczyk got his start in baseball in 2005 when he created "Hit Tracker," a methodology for tracking home run distances since licensed by ESPN.

Ganley, 46, was hired as a senior baseball systems development lead in 2016. A native of Hilton, NY, he founded 400Hitter.com, a website providing stats and services to amateur baseball leagues since 1997. From 2002-16, Ganley worked as a developer and principal engineer in the energy industry.

Letson, 32, joined the organization in June 2017 as a data architect, having spent the majority of the previous three years as a senior data engineer for the Game Show Network. Letson has worked in a variety of data analysis roles in the greater Boston area since his 2008 graduation from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Meyer, 24, returns home to Massachusetts after spending the past three seasons with the Seattle Mariners' baseball operations department, most recently in the role of quantitative analyst. Meyer is a 2016 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

International Scouting

Knowles, 27, joins the Red Sox as a scout for his native Bahamas. A former two-way player at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, Knowles earned Southwestern Athletic Conference pre-season first team honors in 2014.

Castellon, 25, was born in Cartagena, Colombia, and begins his first season as a Red Sox scout in his native country. The former catcher played three seasons in the Yankees' Dominican Summer League program from 2010-12.

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