On the day that a hurricane was making landfall on the Texas coast. MLB.com beat writer Brian McTaggart continued to put in work. McTaggart broke the news that the team has changed titles and promoted a handful of key people in the team front office.
Source: Astros making several front office changes:— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) August 25, 2017
- Asst. GM Mike Elias takes over int'l scouting, in addition to running amateur draft
Source: Kevin Goldstein is Special Assistant to GM— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) August 25, 2017
Source: Oz Ocampo promoted to special assistant to GM/baseball ops. He will still have int'l duties and do more across the board.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) August 25, 2017
The highest member assistant GM Mike Elias has taken over duties for international scouting along with retaining amateur draft duties. Kevin Goldstein and Oz Ocampo have been promoted to special assistant to the general manager. The team has parted ways with Quinton McCracken.
McTaggart also noted that the team has promoted Brendan Fournie to manager of baseball operations. Armando Velasco to director Minor League operations. Eve Rosenbaum to manager of international scouting
Astros creating two analysis groups, an amateur scouting by Charles Cook, and pro scouting led by Matt Hogan.