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West Virginia Black Bears GM Matt Drayer Resigns



West Virginia Black Bears general manager Matt Drayer has resigned after 17 years in that position.

A graduate from West Virginia University in 2000, Drayer was named the GM of the then-Jamestown Jammers in 2004 and oversaw the move to Morgantown and Monongalia County Ballpark when the Black Bears were relocated as part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor-league system.

Drayer began in 1999 as an intern for the Jamestown Jammers and oversaw the franchises’ move to Morgantown prior to the 2015 season and transition from being a Pirates affiliate to a member of the MLB Draft League in 2020.

Drayer will remain in Morgantown as he has accepted a position with a brand new startup company.

“I will forever cherish my time with Rich Baseball Operations and the many amazing days and nights at the ballpark with the great Black Bear fans of West Virginia,” said Drayer.

The Black Bears are set for their second season as part of the MLB Draft League this summer.

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