Orioles announce front office promotions and restructuring (updated)

The Orioles confirmed today that Brady Anderson has joined the front office as a special assistant to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. He will assist with player relations and player development, and oversee conditioning throughout the organization.

Also, John Stockstill has been promoted from director of player development to director of player personnel. In his new role, he will oversee the day-to-day operation of the minor league system and help to procure talent for the organization at the major league level. Stockstill is in his seventh year with the Orioles.

Tripp Norton, who was assistant director of player development for the past 12 seasons, has been promoted to director of baseball administration. Norton will negotiate major league player contracts and oversee budgeting for the entire baseball operation in this role.

The Orioles also promoted Ned Rice to assistant director of major league operations. Rice will work with closely with Norton on contracts, waivers and rules as a liaison with the Labor Department of Major League Baseball. He initially joined the Orioles in 2005 as a public relations intern.

Mike Snyder has been promoted to assistant director of scouting and player development. He will will work closely with Stockstill on player personnel and oversee administration of the club's scouting operations. He originally started with the organization as a baseball operations intern in 2009.

The Orioles also made the Rick Peterson hiring official. Peterson has appointed the director of pitching development. In his new role, he will oversee the organization's pitching development program.

Also made official was the hiring of Mike Boulanger as the organization's minor league hitting coordinator. Boulanger will oversee the developmental programs of the organization's hitters.

Sarah Gelles has been added to the Baseball Operations staff as baseball analytics coordinator, and Ben Werthan has joined the club as advance scouting coordinator. Both were interns in the Orioles' Baseball Operations department in 2011.

Here's the complete list of the Orioles' Baseball Operations staff:

MAJOR LEAGUE OPERATIONS
Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations - Dan Duquette
Special Assistant to the EVP of Baseball Operations - Brady Anderson
Special Assistant to the EVP of Baseball Operations - Lee Thomas
Director, Baseball Administration - Tripp Norton
Assistant Director, Major League Operations - Ned Rice
Coordinator, Team Travel - Kevin Buck
Coordinator, Baseball Operations - Bill Wilkes

SCOUTING
Executive Director, International Recruiting - Fred Ferreira
Executive Director, International Baseball - Ray Poitevint
Director, International Operations - David Stockstill
Director, Scouting - Gary Rajsich
Assistant Director, Scouting and Player Development - Mike Snyder
Administrator, Scouting - Marcy Zerhusen

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Director, Player Personnel - John Stockstill
Director, Pitching Development - Rick Peterson
Coordinator, Minor League Instruction - Brian Graham
Coordinator, Minor League Hitting - Mike Boulanger
Coordinator, Minor League Administration - Maria Arellano

ANALYTICS
Coordinator, Baseball Analytics - Sarah Gelles
Coordinator, Video - Michael Silverman
Coordinator, Advance Scouting - Ben Werthan

You can click here to read Duquette's quotes off today's conference call with reporters.

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