Astros name 27-year-old David Stearns assistant GM
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 6, 2012
The Houston Astros have hired David Stearns as assistant general manager. Stearns was hired to work closely with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. Stearns caught the Astros’ eye primarily because of his familiarity with MLB’s collective bargaining agreement. But Astros president George Postolos insisted Tuesday that David Stearns’ youth and Ivy League education played minimal roles in his new job with the team. Stearns, 27, spent last season as the Indians' director of baseball operations, assisting in all aspects of baseball operations with a focus on contract negotiations, salary analysis, team strategy and roster management. When a 27-year-old Harvard graduate is named assistant general manager of a major league baseball team, immediate reaction naturally will be directed toward the new hire’s age and background. "David was highly recommended by several industry experts," Luhnow said.