Why the Rangers restructured the role of player development director Matt Blood

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Why the Rangers restructured the role of player development director Matt Blood
Why the Rangers restructured the role of player development director Matt Blood

CHICAGO - The Rangers front office rebuild and transition to an analytics-savvy group moves into a new phase. First, came the flurry of new hires after last season. Now, comes the restructuring of some of those roles as the club fine tunes its identity. As a result, Matt Blood, hired last November from USA Baseball to be the director of player development, moves into a role more related to research and development. He takes on the newly-created role of director of baseball innovation. The management - and movement - of players and coaches in the system falls back to assistant general manager Mike Daly, to whom Blood had previously reported. Blood, 32, will report to assistant GM Josh Boyd, who

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