Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow has officially had his contract extended to 2023 and has been promoted to President of Baseball Operations & General Manager.
“This is very well-deserved,” Crane said. “Jeff has done an outstanding job in delivering on the vision that he outlined for us when we hired him several years ago. He was the architect for the Astros first World Series Championship, which was a historic achievement, not only for our franchise but for the entire city. Jeff’s vision also included putting the Astros in position to compete for multiple championships. We have popular, exciting players, an energized fan base and a very bright future. We are excited that Jeff will be part of our future for a long time.“
Luhnow was hired in 2011 as the Astros’ 12th GM, replacing Ed Wade. He is the credited with pitching “the Process” and was hired as someone with an expertise in player development and scouting during his tenure with the Cardinals. He had previously been extended in 2014.
“I promise to not stop working tirelessly for this organization we have a lot of hard work ahead. It was a rough tough road to get to where we got last year the next phase is even harder. We are going to be diligent about seeking ways to create advantages for the Astros,” Luhnow said.