Jed D. Hoyer (born December 7, 1973), is the assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He joined the team in 2002, after the ownership of John W. Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino took over the team from John Harrington. He worked under the title of assistant to the general manager until December 2005. In November 2003, he accompanied general manager Theo Epstein to Arizona to persuade pitcher Curt Schilling to accept a trade to the Red Sox, spending Thanksgiving at Schilling's home in what was eventually a successful effort.
When Epstein left his position on October 31, 2005, Hoyer was part of a group of four executives, called the "Gang of Four", that kept the club running successfully in Epstein's absence. Other members of the "gang" were Ben Cherington, Bill Lajoie, and Craig Shipley, a group which completed trades for, among others, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Mark Loretta, and Andy Marte. Shortly after the winter meetings were completed in early December, Hoyer and Cherington were promoted to co-general managers, where they remained until Epstein returned to his original position on January 19, 2006 after a 10-week hiatus.
Hoyer graduated from the Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire in 1992, then went on to Wesleyan University, where he was a star pitcher who still holds Wesleyan's career saves record. Hoyer was an admissions officer and baseball coach at the university after graduating, then moved onto Kenyon College and went on a short foray into the dotcom world before joining the Red Sox at 28.
Hoyer's parents, Anne and Bob, are doctors at East Carolina University.
Holderness School article on Hoyer's promotion complete with nerdy picture