Diamondbacks make 2 more additions to front office

Diamondbacks make 2 more additions to front office

Published Oct. 24, 2014 12:38 p.m. ET

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced two more front-office additions, naming Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as special assistant to the senior vice president of baseball operations and coordinator of professional scouting.

Minniti spent the last five seasons as assistant general manager of the Washington Nationals. He began his professional baseball career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, spending nine seasons in various positions, including two years as director of baseball operations.

Russell, who was inducted into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in 2013, comes to Arizona after working on the Detroit Tigers scouting staff since 2002. He began his professional career with the San Francisco Giants in 1988 and has also worked for the Toronto Blue Jays and Florida Marlins.