Source: Reid Ryan to be named president
Reid Ryan, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and president of CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, will be named as the next president of the Astros, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Thursday.
Ryan, who runs the Triple-A Round Rock Express (Rangers) and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros), both of which are owned by Nolan Ryan and Houston businessman Don Sanders, will be introduced at a news conference on Friday.
The position as president of the Astros became open when George Postolos announced Monday he was stepping down.
Reid Ryan didn’t return a phone call seeking comment late Wednesday, and the Astros are not commenting on the search for a new president.
Reid Ryan serves on the Board of Trustees for Minor League Baseball, the executive committee of the Pacific Coast League and is the Board of Trustees representative for the Baseball Internet Rights Company (BIRCO). He’s also involved in many other business ventures including real estate, banking and the restaurant industry.
His father, Nolan Ryan, played 27 years in the Major Leagues, including nine with the Astros, and became baseball’s all-time strikeout leader before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. He’s currently president and CEO of the Rangers.