Senior Vice President/Player Personnel
Frank Wren was hired as Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox on September 25, 2015.
In his current role as Senior Vice President/Player Personnel, Wren, who has over 40 years of experience in baseball, serves as a talent evaluator for the club, and assists President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski in all aspects of baseball operations. In coming to Boston, Wren rejoins Dombrowski, who he worked alongside for 11 years between the Montreal Expos (1987-91) and Florida Marlins (1991-98) organizations.
Prior to joining the Red Sox, Wren was Executive Vice President & General Manager for the Atlanta Braves from October 11, 2007 until September 22, 2014, part of a 15-year tenure in that organization after serving as Vice President/Assistant General Manager from 2000 to 2007. In his time as Atlanta's General Manager, his clubs posted a 604-523 (.536) record, and went to the Postseason three times with Wild Card appearances in 2010 and 2012, and as National League East Division champions in 2013.
His first appointment as a General Manager came with the Baltimore Orioles in 1999, after he worked as Vice President/Assistant General Manager of the Marlins from 1991-98.
In September 1985, Wren joined Montreal's front office as Assistant Scouting Director under current Red Sox pro scout, Gary Hughes, who was named the Expos' Scouting Director at the same time. Wren was later named Montreal's Director of Latin American Scouting and Operations and played a role in the club twice being tabbed Baseball America's Organization of the Year in 1988 and 1990.
A selection of the New York Yankees in the 1976 June Draft, Wren spent his entire playing career as an outfielder in the Expos' minor league system from 1977-82. Following his retirement, he coached in the Expos' system from 1982-84.
Born in Hamilton, OH and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, he attended Northeast High School and St. Petersburg Junior College before beginning his playing career. He was inducted into the Northeast High School Athletic Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg in January 2009, and the Lakota High School Athletic Hall of Fame in West Chester, OH, in March 2009.
Wren and his wife, Terri, reside in Peachtree City, GA. The couple has served for 10 years on the board of the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, whose primary purpose is to find treatments and a cure for the disease.
The Wrens have three sons, twins Kyle and Colby, and Jordan. Kyle is currently an outfielder in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system, Colby played collegiately at Georgia Tech, and Jordan is an outfielder in the Red Sox organization selected in the 2017 draft out of Georgia Southern University.