The front office wheels are turning.
According to multiple major league sources, Red Sox vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye is slated to become the Arizona Diamondbacks assistant general manager. Sawdaye joins former Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen, who left to run baseball operations for Arizona.
The University of Maryland graduate joined the Red Sox as an intern in 2002-03 before becoming a scouting assistant in 2004-05. Sawdaye was named assistant amateur scouting director in 2005, serving in the position until ’09.
Sawdaye took over as the director of amateur scouting in 2010, replacing current Chicago Cubs assistant GM Jason McLeod, running the Red Sox’ amateur drafts during the drafting of players such as Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, Travis Shaw, Blake Swihart, Michael Kopech and Sam Travis.
It is unknown if the Red Sox will formally replace Hazen’s GM position, with pro scouting director Gus Quattlebaum and international scouting director Eddie Romero among those mentioned as candidates for promotions.
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic was first to report the news of Sawdaye’s move.