Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager
Raquel Ferreira was promoted to Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager in December 2019. Entering her 22nd year with the Red Sox in 2020, she is just the fourth female to hold the title of Assistant General Manager in a baseball operations department in Major League Baseball, joining Kim Ng of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jean Afterman of the New York Yankees, and Elaine Weddington Steward of the Red Sox.
In her current role, Ferreira reports directly to Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom and assists in all areas of baseball operations. Over her career with the Red Sox, her work has been focused on overseeing the baseball operations budgets and the club’s major and minor league operations, as well as the daily operations for the team’s major league clubhouse and travel. In addition, she heads the club’s player immigration program and was instrumental in establishing the Boston Red Sox Rookie Development program, which began in 2004. In her prior roles, Ferreira also oversaw the daily operations for the organization’s six minor league affiliates, handling issues for all minor league players and staff such as contract tenders, player transactions, payroll, and insurance.
Prior to her most recent promotion, Ferreira served as Senior Vice President, Major and Minor League Operations during the 2019 season and as Vice President, Major and Minor League Operations over a two-year span from 2017-18. She also served as the Red Sox’ Vice President, Baseball Administration from 2015-16; Senior Director, Minor League Operations from 2011-14; Director, Minor League Operations from 2008-11; and as Director, Minor League Administration from 2002-07.
In 2019, Ferreira was honored with the Special Achievement Award from the Boston Baseball Writers. She was also one of only seven nominees for the WISE 2020 Women of the Year award, which selects individuals not only for the positions they hold, but also for their ongoing commitment to the professional development and advancement of women at their respective organizations. In 2002, Ferreira received the Red Sox’ Edward F. Kenney Award, which is given annually to a member of the club’s Player Development Department who demonstrates dedication, success, and work ethic befitting the man for which the award is named.
During the 2019 season, the Cumberland, RI native joined the Saberseminar Scholarship Board of Directors, which offers scholarships for minority and/or female students who want to work in baseball analytics. Scholarship winners get the chance to present at the annual Saberseminar conference in front of MLB teams.
Ferreira is a 1992 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.A in Communications. She and her husband, Erik Stamps, reside in Stoneham, MA with their 12-year-old daughter, Gabriella.