Chicago Cubs Name Assistant GM to Theo Epstein today

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Shiraz Rehman will be the Chicago Cubs assistant to the general manager, reporting to Jed Hoyer.

Rehman, 34, joins the Cubs after six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently serving as the club’s director of player personnel. He also held the titles of director of baseball operations (2009-10) and manager of baseball operations (2007-08) after joining the organization as a baseball operations assistant in December, 2005. He will now serve as Theo Epstein‘s right hand man.

Rehman will support Epstein on potential player acquisitions and will assist in providing scouting, financial and statistical information to support trade/player evaluation. He will also develop the club’s evaluation database and coordinate the department’s technological efforts.

Before joining the Diamondbacks, Rehman interned for the Boston Red Sox during the 2005 season in the baseball operations department.

Rehman is a 1999 graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and was a starting infielder on the baseball team for four years. Prior to joining the Red Sox, he spent time as a commodities trader and financial consultant for more than five years and obtained his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2006.

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