Posted May 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Houston Astros have called a Friday news conference amid multiple reports that a son of Hall of Fame pitcher and Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan has been chosen to be their next president. Reid Ryan is the CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, which owns the Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. Several media outlets reported the hiring citing anonymous sources. Reid Ryan didn't return a message left Thursday by The Associated Press. The 41-year-old Reid Ryan helped create the Express, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Hooks, an Astros' affiliate. His father played for the Astros from 1980-88 and spent four years beginning in 2004 as a special assistant to the general manager in Houston before joining the front office of the Texas Rangers. The younger Ryan will take over the position that was left vacant when George Postolos resigned on Monday.

Nolan Ryan’s son picked as new president of Houston Astros

Nolan and Reid Ryan enjoy a light moment before a Rangers/Longhorns exhibition game in AustinCredit:AP The Houston Astros are hoping for “like father, like son”.  According to Brian McTaggart of, Reid Ryan, son of 300 game winner, all time strikeout king, and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan has been selected to be the next president of the struggling Houston Astros franchise...

Report: Reid Ryan, Son of Nolan Ryan, to Be Named President of Houston Astros

If there was a monarchy in Texas baseball, the Ryans would easily be its royal family. Reid Ryan, the son of all-time strikeout king and Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan, is set to be named as president of the Houston Astros, according to an report. Ryan serves on Minor League Baseball’s board of trustees, in addition to operating the Triple-A Round Rock Express...

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Video: Nelson Cruz makes diving catch to rob Brandon Moss of hit

Tweet   We may not see a catch made by an outfielder for the rest of the season better than the one Ben Revere made last month against the Cincinnati Reds. Or maybe we will. Wednesday, during the Texas Rangers’ 6-2 victory over the Oakland A’s, Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz made a pretty impressive [...]

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