Red Sox tap 26-year-old Woodfork for front office job
Monday, March 17, 2003
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein tapped a fellow 20-something Ivy Leaguer for a top front office job Monday, naming Peter Woodfork the club's director of baseball operations and assistant director of player development.
Woodfork, 26, spent two years working in labor relations for Major League Baseball, where he met Epstein, the Red Sox's 29-year-old general manager.
``Things went well, we had a good relationship, so he was nice enough to give me the opportunity,'' Woodfork said before Monday's spring training game between the Red Sox and Cleveland Indians.
Woodfork, a Swampscott, Mass. native, was a four-year starter for Harvard University's baseball team. He will focus on contract issues but also help Director of Player Development Ben Cherington and Special Assistant to the General Manager/Player Development Craig Shipley.
Epstein is a Yale graduate.
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