Stearns, 27, spent last season as the Cleveland Indians director of baseball operations. In that position, he assisted in all aspects of baseball operations with a focus on contract negotiations, salary analysis, team strategy and roster management.
Prior to joining Cleveland in December of 2011, Stearns spent three seasons (2008-11) working for Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner, most recently serving as manager of Labor Relations. During his time working for the Commissioner, Stearns was a member of MLB’s negotiating committee on the recently completed Collective Bargaining Agreement, and assisted clubs through contract negotiations, the salary arbitration process and Rule 4 draft signings.
Stearns also has experience working in the baseball operations departments for the New York Mets, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Major League Baseball’s Arizona Fall League.
A 2007 graduate of Harvard University, Stearns was born and raised in New York City.