Cubs hire Astros exec Ehsan Bokhari as assistant general manager

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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 30: General exterior view prior to Game 1 of the Wild Card Series between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs continued to reshape their front office on Monday, hiring Houston Astros executive Ehsan Bokhari as assistant general manager.

The move comes a week and a half after the Cubs hired Carter Hawkins from Cleveland’s front office as general manager to work under president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer.

The 38-year-old Bokhari spent the past three years working in player evaluation for Houston. He oversaw all projects by the team’s research and development group.

Bokhari’s baseball career began in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent four seasons in their research and development department.

Bokhari was a visiting assistant professor in the statistics department during the 2014-15 academic year at the University of Illinois, where he earned his master’s degree in statistics in 2011 and doctorate in quantitative psychology in 2014.

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