Cubs name former big league pitcher Craig Breslow as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Baseball Operations
The Cubs’ front office has finally added Craig Breslow to the organization. After years of being linked to the lefty reliever, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer hired Breslow to join the baseball operations staff.
The Cubs have named Craig Breslow as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Baseball Operations.
Breslow, 38, recently completed a 12-year Major League pitching career that saw him make 576 appearances, all but two in relief, with seven different clubs, including a 2013 World Championship with the Boston Red Sox. He is a 2002 graduate of Yale University with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry.
In his role with the Cubs, Breslow will help to evaluate and implement data-based processes throughout all facets of Baseball Operations. He will also support the organization’s pitching infrastructure in Player Development and the major leagues.
Breslow is a native of New Haven, Conn. and was originally selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 26th round of the 2002 Draft, making his big league debut three years later with the Padres. In addition to San Diego (2005), Breslow pitched for Boston (2006, 2012-15), Cleveland (2008, 2017), Minnesota (2008-09, 2017), Oakland (2009-11), Arizona (2012) and Miami (2016), reaching 60 appearances six times and posting a career year with Boston in its World Series season of 2013 (5-2, 1.81 ERA, 61 outings).