D-backs name Amiel Sawdaye as senior vice president and assistant general manager

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) named Amiel Sawdaye (Ah-me-el Saw-day) as Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager, as announced by Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen.

"I'm excited Amiel is joining our team." said Hazen. "His experience on the scouting side is evident in his track record of finding talented core players."
 
"I appreciate the D-backs giving me this opportunity," said Sawdaye. "I look forward to continuing to work with Mike and share his vision for bringing this franchise success. I also thank the Boston Red Sox for the opportunities afforded me along with great memories."
 
Sawdaye, 39, worked with Hazen in Boston from 2006-2016. Overall, he spent 15 seasons with the Red Sox from 2002-16, most recently as Vice President, Amateur and International Scouting since January 2015. As Director, Amateur Scouting from 2010-14, he oversaw the drafts that secured Matt BarnesMookie BettsHenry OwensTravis ShawBlake Swihart, and Brandon Workman.
 
His other roles with the Red Sox include Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting (2005-2009), Scouting Assistant (2004) and Baseball Operations Intern (2002-03).
 
The Baltimore native graduated from the University of Maryland in 1999 with a degree in decisions information systems.
 
Sawdaye and his wife, Danielle, have 2 daughters, Lily and Mia, and a son, Max.