Days after the New York Yankees added a former high-ranking executive to their front office, the team has done it again.
The Yankees announced on Thursday that Omar Minaya, a familiar face in the city of New York, would join the team’s front office. Minaya has been hired as the Yankees’ Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations.
The team announced the move on Twitter. They posted, “The New York Yankees today announced that they have appointed Omar Minaya as Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations.”
The New York Yankees today announced that they have appointed Omar Minaya as Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations. pic.twitter.com/6Q2gUm4xh9
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 5, 2023
Earlier this week, New York added former World Series Champion-winning GM Brian Sabean to their front office. Sabean, who once served as a scout for the Yankees, was appointed as the Executive Advisor to Brian Cashman.
This is Minaya’s fourth trip to New York. He previously had three different tenures with the New York Mets. He left his first job with the Texas Rangers and went on to the Mets in the mid-1990s. He left in 2002 to pursue the Montreal Expos’ general manager job but returned to the Mets after 2004. He was fired in October 2010 after six years with the club. In 2017, he rejoined once again as a Special Assistant to Sandy Alderson, the team’s GM at the time. After Steve Cohen bought the team, he promptly let Minaya go.
He had served as an MLB consultant for amateur scouting initiatives up until the hiring on Thursday.
The Yankees continue to reshape their front office. Though the team brought Cashman back on a new contract, it looks like they want some new and esteemed voices in the room going forward.