Cubs hire new assistant to GM Hoyer

Cubs hire new assistant to GM Hoyer

Cubs hire new assistant to GM Hoyer
The Cubs named Shiraz Rehman as the club's assistant to the general manager on Monday. He will report to general manager Jed Hoyer.

The 34-year-old Rehman joins the Cubs after spending six seasons with the D-backs, most recently as Arizona's director of player personnel. He's worked as director of baseball operations (2009-10) and manager of baseball operations ('07-08) after first joining the organization as a baseball operations assistant in December 2005.

Rehman will support the general manager on potential player acquisitions and will assist in providing scouting, financial and statistical information to support trade and player evaluation. He will also develop the club's evaluation database and coordinate the department's technological efforts.

Rehman interned in the baseball operations department in Boston, where he worked with Hoyer and current Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.