Brewers add “general manager” to VP Arnold’s title

The Milwaukee Brewers adjusted Matt Arnold’s title to include “general manager” on Thursday, although the team’s hierarchy remains intact.

Arnold had been the team’s senior vice president and assistant general manager under president of baseball operations and general manager David Stearns. The title adjustment for Arnold means that Stearns had “general manager” removed from his job description, while still sitting atop the list of the team’s player-personnel decision makers.

Arnold, 41, previously worked for the Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds organizations. He has been with the Brewers for five years.

The switch in title for Arnold comes as teams like the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are in search of new general managers. Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer will move into the president of baseball operations seat when Theo Epstein departs Friday.

The Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins recently hired new GMs.

“For the past five years, Matt has served an invaluable role in helping to guide our baseball operations group,” Stearns said in a release. “He has contributed to every significant decision we have made and has offered indispensable advice and support throughout that time with the Brewers.

“Today’s announcement formalizes how we have operated over the last few years. This move provides Matt with the deserved recognition of his tireless work and ensures that our baseball operations leadership group remains intact.”