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05/15/2007 3:23 PM ET
Indians extend the contracts of assistant GM's Chris Antonetti and John Mirabelli
Antonetti also promoted to vice president of baseball operations
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians and Executive Vice President and General Manager MARK SHAPIRO announced today contract extensions for Assistant General Manager CHRIS ANTONETTI & Assistant General Manager, Scouting Operations JOHN MIRABELLI.
Antonetti, who has been promoted to Vice President of Baseball Operations, is in his sixth season as Assistant General Manager and his ninth season overall with the organization after being promoted to his current post in 2002. Chris joined the Indians organization prior to the 1999 season as an assistant in the Baseball Operations department. His contract now runs thru 2011.
Mirabelli is in his sixth season as Assistant General Manager, Scouting Operations and eighth season overall at the helm of the club's scouting department. Mirabelli, whose contract runs thru 2010, was hired by Mark Shapiro in October of 1999 and was promoted to Assistant General Manager prior to the 2002 season.
"Consistency and stability are an important part of any successful organization," said Shapiro. "These extensions not only signify that stability, but it also maintains the invaluable, strong and passionate leadership Chris and John have provided the Indians organization."