Not long after getting a new manager, the Houston Astros have themselves a new general manager.
James Click will take over the Astros after having served as the Tampa Bay Rays VP of Baseball Operations for the past three seasons. Click will work alongside the recently hired Dusty Baker, representing a new start for the scandal-plagued franchise, which saw GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch suspended and fired after MLB’s investigation into sign-stealing.
“James has had an impressive career,” Houston owner Jim Crane said in a release. “He is a respected leader who has progressed in this game across all aspects of Baseball Operations and he has built great relationships with both front office and clubhouse personnel. I am thrilled to introduce him as our new General Manager — he is a great addition to the Astros.”
The 42-year-old Yale grad worked his way up from a coordinator role in 2006, and spent time as the the Rays’ Director of Baseball Research and Development and later Director of Baseball Operations. He becomes the 13th GM in Astros history.
“I am excited to join the Astros family,” Click said. “The Astros are a progressive and innovative…