The Cubs added to their baseball operations department Monday, hiring Jared Banner as vice president of special projects.
Banner, 35, comes to the Cubs from the Mets, where he was the executive director of player development for the past two seasons. Before that, he spent over a decade with the Red Sox, overlapping with now-Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer.
In his time in Boston, Banner worked his way up from baseball operations fellow in 2007 to vice president of player personnel by the time he left in 2018.
The Cubs continue to leave the position of general manager open, with Hoyer saying earlier this offseason that he plans to wait until summer to launch his search.
“I'm excited to bring someone in,” Hoyer said in December, “but I just want to make sure that I can run a process that that represents the seriousness of the job. And I don't feel like I can do that during a pandemic.”
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