New Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns started the restructuring process of his front office on Tuesday by announcing that assistant GM Gord Ash and the organization’s farm director Reid Nichols are being removed from their positions.
Ash was offered a yet to be determined role in the organization but Nichols will not be back. The team’s director of minor-league business operations, Scott Martens, also was offered an opportunity to stay with the Brewers.
Stearns said the move to not retain Ash is simply him wanting to have a number two man that he knows and is comfortable with.
Ash and Nichols were hired by former Brewers general manager Doug Melvin back in 2002.