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Red Sox Organization Report

John Tomase -Premium Content

Few have followed a stranger path to the upper levels of the minor leagues than Devern Hansack. The 28-year-old Nicaraguan righthander hadn't pitched in the states in three years when Red Sox executive Craig Shipley spotted him at a tournament in Holland late last fall. Shipley liked Hansack's live arm and, since he would come cheaply as a minor league free agent, the Red Sox took a flier and signed him in December.

Majors | #2006#Boston Red Sox#Organization Reports

Braves Organization Report

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

It is only appropriate that in his 50th year with the Braves, Paul Snyder has made yet another major impact on the organization. After announcing his retirement as Atlanta's director of scouting and player development in 1999 because of health reasons, the 70-year-old Snyder is back as the Braves' farm director. Snyder replaced Dayton Moore, who became the Royals' general manager May 31.

Majors | #2006#Atlanta Braves#Organization Reports