The Brewers will tab 30-year-old Astros assistant general manager David Stearns as their next GM, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was first to report the news, followed by MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart.
Stearns will replace former Brewers GM Doug Melvin, who announced last month that he would be leaving that role after 13 years but will continue to run the team’s baseball operations department.
Stearns is in his third year with the Astros and spent two seasons as the Indians’ director of baseball operations. He graduated from Harvard University in 2007.
Though he worked under Jeff Luhnow in one of baseball’s more statistically-inclined front offices, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports that Stearns is “far from an all-analytics guy.”
- Dan Gartland