Red Sox to fill McLeod’s spot from within
|12.02.09 at 10:18 pm ET|
Jason McLeod is headed home.
The man who once played high school basketball against Junior Seau is going back to work in Southern California to become the assistant general manager for the San Diego Padres after serving as the Red Sox’ amateur scouting director since November 2004. It is a return to the Padres for McLeod, who worked in various positions with the Padres from 1994-03. He is a native of San Diego, having attended high school at Rancho Buena Vista.
The Red Sox will fill McLeod’s position with an internal candidate. One potential candidate is 31-year-old assistant director of amateur scouting Amiel Sawdaye.
McLeod was largely responsible for the influx of young talent on the Red Sox over the last five years. Current players on the Red Sox major league roster he helped draft include Dustin Pedroia, Jed Lowrie, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz and Daniel Bard.
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