Posted October 26, 2012 on
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The Chicago White Sox are promoting three of their top front-office personnel.
Rick Hahn, who has been with the team since 2000, was promoted Friday to senior vice president/general manager. Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf also tabbed Howard Pizer as senior executive vice president, and longtime senior vice president/general manager Ken Williams was promoted to executive vice president.
Williams is the fourth-longest tenured GM in baseball. He just completed his 12th season, a run that included a World Series championship in 2005 that ended an 87-year drought.
Hahn has been credited with negotiating contracts with Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Gavin Floyd along with signing first-round picks Gordon Beckham and Chris Sale. He will now oversee all player personnel matters, coaching staff decisions and both player development and scouting operations.
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A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox are promoting general manager Ken Williams and assistant GM Rick Hahn.
The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an official announcement. That will come at a news conference scheduled for Friday morning.
It was not clear what exactly their new job titles will be.
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The Chicago White Sox officially promoted Rick Hahn to general manager and Ken Williams to executive vice president, the team announced Friday. "Rick's promotion (from assistant GM) is very well deserved," White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. "He's one of the most respected young executives in baseball today and that reputation is well...