Via Pete Abe last month -
The Boston Red Sox today named Eddie Bane Special Assistant to Player Personnel.
“We are committed to having the best evaluators working together with the best analytic minds to guide us in our player decisions,” said [general manager Ben] Cherington. “Eddie is a highly respected evaluator and has been instrumental in finding high caliber talent for the organizations he’s been a part of. The club will benefit immensely from his nearly 40 years of experience as a player, coach, scout and evaluator in professional baseball.”
Bane, 60, spent the last two seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization as a major league scout after serving as Director of Scouting for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for seven seasons from 2004-10. While with the Angels, Bane oversaw the scouting of amateur and minor league talent, as well as the signing of domestic and international players. Under his direction the Angels selected and signed players such as Jered Weaver, Kendrys Morales, Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout.
Prior to his time with the Angels, Bane spent five seasons as a special assistant to former Tampa Bay Rays General Manager Chuck LaMar. From 1988-98 he was a national cross-checker and major league scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also previously worked in the Cleveland Indians organization for four years, managing Short-A Batavia for two seasons from 1984-85 and serving as a cross-checker and scout from 1984-87.
Smart move by the Red Sox.