A's Promote Farhan Zaidi to Assistant GM/Director of Baseball Operations

OAKLAND, Calif.-Farhan Zaidi, who enters his 10th season in the Oakland A's baseball front office, has been promoted to Assistant General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations, club Vice President and General Manager Billy Beane announced today.

Zaidi, 37, has served as director of baseball operations for the Athletics since 2009. He holds a B.S. degree in economics from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.