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Indians Announce Antonetti As New President of Baseball Operations; Chernoff as General Manager

CLEVELAND – Now that the Indians season is officially over, the team today announced their promotions of General Manager Chris Antonetti to President of Baseball Operations, and Assistant GM Mike Chernoff to General Manager.

Director of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey has been promoted to the role of Assistant General Manger.

“Across our industry, job responsibilities in Baseball Operations have expanded considerably over the last 10 years and these moves reflect a structure that a number of other teams have recently adopted,” said Cleveland Indians Owner and Chairman Paul Dolan said in a statement.

“Chris will continue to work closely with Tito, overseeing the direction of all our baseball decision-making, while Mike and Derek now hold titles that better align with responsibilities they have already largely assumed in our on-going efforts to develop members of our organization. I am encouraged that their leadership presence in our front office provides us with continuity and contributes positively to the culture of growth we have worked hard to build across our organization.”

The 41-year-old Antonetti just wrapped up his fifth season as Indians General Manager after being elevated to the position following the 2010 campaign.

Chris joined the organization in 1999 and served as the club’s Assistant GM for nine seasons, 2002-10.

Chernoff just finished his 12th season with the Tribe, serving the last five as Assistant General Manager. His tenure with the ball club began in June 2003 as an intern in Baseball Operations following his graduation from Princeton University.
Falvey just completed his eighth season with the Indians and fourth as the Director of Baseball Operations after being named to the position in December 2011.

Derek began his Indians career in November 2007 as a Baseball Operations intern after earning his degree and pitching at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

These moves will not impact the business operations as Indians Owner and Chairman Paul Dolan will continue to assume those responsibilities related to outgoing Indians President Mark Shapiro’s recent departure.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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