Guardians announce front office promotions

CLEVELAND — The Guardians knew they had some shuffling to do within their front office this offseason, and the team announced its final decisions on Tuesday afternoon.

Here’s a breakdown of the internal promotions:

Matt Forman, executive vice president and assistant general manager
Forman has served as an assistant general manager to Chris Antonetti (president of baseball operations) and Mike Chernoff (general manager) over the last five seasons. He’ll now also take on the role of executive vice president, which will expand his responsibilities to help Chernoff and Antonetti manage the entire scope of baseball operations.

Eric Binder, assistant general manager
Binder has played a large role in Cleveland’s pitching development and spent the last nine seasons as the vice president of baseball operations. He’ll now join Forman as an assistant general manager to assist with other baseball operations responsibilities, while continuing to lead the club’s pitching efforts and supporting the Major League field staff with strategic planning and activities.

James Harris, assistant general manager
Harris will be transitioning from his role as the director of player development. He’ll continue to lead the player development system, but will now assist with other tasks, including player and staff procurement and development, along with player personnel decisions at the Major and Minor League levels.

Paul Gillispie, senior vice president of scouting
Gillispie has taken on nearly every title imaginable within the Guardians’ scouting department during his 16-year tenure. He’ll now lead the…

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