Erik Neander

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Erik Neander (born 1983/1984) is an American front office executive in Major League Baseball. He has worked for the Tampa Bay Rays since 2007, and was named senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager of the team in November 2016.

Neander was raised in Oneonta, New York and attended the local high school, where he played baseball.[1] Neander graduated from Virginia Tech and started working for Baseball Info Solutions, then joined the Tampa Bay Rays as an intern in 2007.[2] He was promoted to vice president of baseball operations in October 2014.[3] Neander succeeded Matthew Silverman as senior vice president and general manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in November 2016.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Neander is married and has three children.[5]


  1. ^ Derderian, Steve (November 5, 2017). "OHS grad named Rays' newest GM". The Daily Star. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Chastain, Bill (January 9, 2017). "Rays make baseball operations moves". Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Chastain, Bill (October 17, 2014). "Rays promote Bloom, Neander to VP, baseball operations". Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "Erik Neander and Chaim Bloom get expanded roles with Rays". USA Today. Associated Press. November 5, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Rays say good communication helps three-headed baseball operations department function". Tampa Bay Times. February 12, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2017.