Houston Astros owner Jim Crane told FOX 26 Sports he signed Reid Ryan to a three-year contract to take over as Astros president of business operations.
Ryan joins the Astros from Ryan Sanders baseball where he was president and CEO and ran the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks minor league franchises.
"We wanted Reid to be here," Crane said. "We worked hard to get him here and we gave him some runway to get the job done and prove what he can do.
"We've signed him up for three years. It's just a standard deal. Gives him some security. Lets his family get focused in the community. We'll certainly work beyond that. I've seen him in action. I've seen how good he is and that's why I wanted him."
Ryan said he is comfortable with a three-year contract with the Astros.
"I'm excited about it," Ryan said. "I'm going to give this my full effort and we'll see what happens.
"I've got some ideas and I think the time frame could really match up well. Within three years Jim is going to know if I'm the right guy or not. I've been around this game long enough to know that once you step up you've got to either produce or they got to go to the next guy. I want to make sure I can add value here. I'm just a big believer that if you can bring something to the table you'll bring it. If you can't you need to move out of the way and let the next person do it.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to be the guy that can bring some value to this organization."