Ryan joins D-backs as assistant GM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have added Billy Ryan as assistant
general manager under the recently hired Kevin Towers.

Ryan spent the past three seasons working for the Major League
Baseball commissioner’s office as senior coordinator of salary and
contract administration. His job there was to serve as a liaison
for all 30 teams on MLB rules, the basic agreement and other
contractual and industry practices.

Ryan previously served as a scouting supervisor for Cleveland
and worked in the operations and scouting departments for
Texas.

Arizona also switched Shiraz Rehman from director of baseball
operations to director of player personnel.

Towers was hired as GM just before the end of the regular
season.