METS HIRE BAN­NER FROM SOX TO HEAD PLAYER DE­VEL­OP­MENT

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Jared Ban­ner has been hired as the New York Mets' ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of player de­vel­op­ment af­ter more than a decade with the Red Sox.

The Mets also pro­moted Ian Levin to se­nior di­rec­tor of base­ball op­er­a­tions on Fri­day af­ter two years as di­rec­tor of player de­vel­op­ment, an ex­panded role that also will in­clude an­a­lyt­ics, health and per­for­mance.

The 32-year-old Ban­ner is a New York na­tive who was Amherst's base­ball cap­tain and joined the Red Sox front of­fice as a fel­low in 2007.

He was an as­sis­tant in player de­vel­op­ment (2008-09) and ama­teur scout­ing (2009-10), and then served as co­or­di­na­tor of ama­teur scout­ing (2010-12), as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of player per­son­nel (2013-15), di­rec­tor of player per­son­nel (2016) and vice pres­i­dent of player per­son­nel (2017-18).

— As­so­ci­ated Press

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