The Washington Nationals have hired Bob Miller as Vice President and Assistant General Manager, the team announced Monday.
Miller, entering his 33rd season in professional baseball, spent nine seasons as the assistant GM of the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds won the NL Central twice during his tenure. Miller left the Reds in September.
Prior to his time with the Reds, Miller was part of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization that won the World Series in 2001. In Arizona, Miller worked with current Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo.
Miller is stepping into the role that was left vacant by Bryan Minniti, who left for the Diamondbacks.
The Nationals were 96-66 this past season and won the National League East division crown. However, their postseason run was cut short in the ALDS by eventual World Series champion San Francisco.
- Jack Jorgensen