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Astros Owner Jim Crane Adds His Son to Executive Leadership Team and Changes Nolan Ryan's Son's Role

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 04: Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros before game one of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 04, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Astros organization made a nepotism-fueled alteration to their front office on Thursday, as the son of Astros owner Jim Crane, Jared, will be part of the club's executive team.

The son of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, Reid, is also getting a title change, as he's been removed as team president, and will become the Executive Advisor in charge of business relations.

Ryan has been the team president since 2013, but with the new gig he will “have more opportunities to focus on his other business ventures while remaining an important part of the Astros organization.”

That's a nice way of saying that Ryan has been demoted.

Here's a statement from Reid Ryan about this new role with the Astros:

“Jim Crane has been a great owner for the city of Houston, and I thank him for the opportunity to lead the Houston Astros organization,” Ryan said in a statement. “Thank you to the many employees, fans, and partners that have supported this team during my tenure as president. Baseball is about bringing joy to people’s lives and I take pride in knowing that we have made so many memories for our fans. While my role has changed, I will remain with the Astros and look forward to another great season in 2020.”

This could be the start of several changes for the Astros, as they still have a vacancy at assistant GM since the firing of Brandon Taubman for his despicable comments in the clubhouse.