Role changes: Chris Antonetti becomes Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations, Mike Chernoff to General Manager, Derek Falvey to Assistant GM
The Indians announced on Tuesday that Chris Antonetti is now the club’s President of Baseball Operations.
Additionally, Assistant General Manager Mike Chernoff has been named the Indians General Manager, and Director of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey is now the Tribe’s Assistant GM.
Antonetti, 41, recently completed his fifth season as Cleveland Indians General Manager after being elevated to the position following the 2010 campaign. Under Antonetti’s leadership the club secured long term agreements with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco this past spring, joining Cody Allen, Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley among players under club control thru at least the 2018 season.
Chernoff, 34, just completed his 12th season with the Indians organization, serving the last five years since October 2010 in the Assistant General Manager role. Chernoff has been involved in all aspects of baseball operations and has played an instrumental role assisting Antonetti in the club’s player and contract procurement.
Falvey, 32, recently completed his eighth season with the Indians and fourth as the Director of Baseball Operations after being named to the position in December 2011. Falvey has worked closely with Antonetti and Chernoff in addition to assisting Terry Francona and the field staff with day-to-day activities involving the Major League club.
These moves will not impact the business operations as Indians Owner and Chairman Paul Dolan will continue to assume those responsibilities related to outgoing Indians President Mark Shapiro’s recent departure.