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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Mets new Front Office Additions



FLUSHING, N.Y., November 30, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced several additions to the team’s front office. Eduardo Brizuela has been named as vice president & special assistant to the president of baseball operations. Andy Green has been brought on as the senior vice president, player development. Kris Gross will serve as vice president, amateur scouting.


“The additions of Eduardo, Andy and Kris will bolster an already talented staff,” said Mets President of Baseball Operations David Stearns. “Each of these individuals bring valuable experience and perspective to Queens. We are excited to get to work on building an organization with the goal of a sustainable winning culture.”


Brizuela will assist and advise in areas including player development, roster management and construction, player acquisition and the day-to-day activity of the major league team. He spent the previous 15 years in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, originally joining as an advance scouting intern in 2009. From there he moved on to the roles of coordinator of administration for Latin America operations (2010-12), director of Latin America operations/scouting (2013-15), assistant farm director in (2016-19), director of minor league operations (2019), senior director of minor league and player operations (2020) and vice president and special assistant to the general manager/baseball operations (2021-23).

Since 2019, Brizuela has supported the Venezuelan Baseball Federation and in 2023 he served as general manager for the country’s World Baseball Classic team. During his tenure with Venezuela, he has been responsible for building the rosters, staff and work teams for the WBC, Premier 12 and U23 teams. In 2021, Venezuela clinched its first world championship in more than 60 years by winning the 2021 U23 World Cup in Mexico. 


Prior to joining the Brewers, Brizuela served as an assistant coach for Polk Community College (2007-08). In 2008, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from Webber International University. Eduardo, his wife, Yelixa, and their three sons, David, Luca and Alec, reside in Santo Domingo, D.R.


Green will oversee the Mets player development apparatus. The Lexington, KY native has spent the previous 13 seasons as a coach or manager, most recently as the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs from 2020-23. From 2016-19, he managed the San Diego Padres, guiding the club to a 274-366 (.428) record. Green was in the Diamondbacks organization from 2011-15, managing in the minors and serving as the major league third base coach in his final season.


Green was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 24th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft. He played parts of four major league seasons with the Diamondbacks (2004-06) and Mets (2009). The infielder graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Finance degree where he earned First-Team GTE Academic All-American honors as a senior.


Gross spent the previous 11 seasons with the Houston Astros organization including the last four as the team’s director of amateur scouting. He originally joined the club as the west coast supervisor in 2012. He worked as the national supervisor (2016-17) and the domestic scouting supervisor (2018-19). During his time on the Astros scouting staff, the club produced more major league players (58) via the draft than any other organization. 


The Lee’s Summit, MO native played three seasons in the Cubs minor league system (2003-05), making 70 relief appearances at the rookie level and Class-A levels. Following his playing career, he joined the St. Louis Cardinals front office in 2008 and eventually served as the club’s upper Midwest area supervisor for three seasons (2010-12). Gross holds a B.A. in Business from the University of New Mexico where he was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Lobos baseball team. He currently resides in Houston with his wife Blair, and two children, Landry and Charlie.

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