Brewers promote Matt Arnold to senior vice president and general manager

Miller Park is seen Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Brewers are scheduled to host their home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, July 31, 2020. (Morry Gash/AP)

The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Matt Arnold to the role of senior vice president and general manager, the team announced Thursday.

Arnold joined the Brewers in 2015 as vice president and assistant general manager. He became a senior vice president in 2019, and now will have the "assistant" label dropped from his GM duties.

Prior to his tenure with the Brewers, Arnold spent nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays (2007-15), most recently as the director of player personnel. He has also worked for the Cincinnati Reds (2003-06), Texas Rangers (2002) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000) in a career spanning two decades in MLB.

"Over the past 20 years, I have learned so much from my wonderful baseball friends and colleagues," Arnold said in a statement released by the Brewers. "I greatly appreciate them all, and would never have a day like this without them, nor without the incredible support from my family ... I am eager to carry on our collective efforts as we seek to bring a championship to Milwaukee."

David Stearns, who had served as Milwaukee's GM since 2015, retained his role as president of baseball operations.

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