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Yankees hire longtime Giants exec Brian Sabean

2010 World Series champion San Francisco Giants visit the White House and President Barack Obama Monday July 25, 2011. President Obama holds a gift jersey with Giants legend Willie Mays on his right and General Manager Brian Sabean on his near left and team president Larry Baer second left. Team manager Bruce Bochy is at far left. 

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Brian Sabean is back with the New York Yankees after 30 seasons in the San Francisco Giants’ front office.

The Yankees appointed Sabean, 66, as executive adviser to general manager Brian Cashman on Tuesday.

Sabean began his career as a scout with the Yankees in 1985 and remained in the Bronx as director of scouting (1986-90) and vice president of player development and scouting (1990-92).

He joined the Giants in 1993 and was promoted to GM in 1996, remaining in that role until 2015. He served as San Francisco’s executive vice president of baseball operations from 2015-18 before spending the past four seasons as an executive vice president working on strategic initiatives.

Under his leadership, the Giants won five division titles, four National League pennants and three World Series titles (2010, 2012, 2014). He was named Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year in 2003.

Sabean’s last few months in San Francisco included the organization’s failed attempts to sign Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and free agent shortstop Carlos Correa.

–Field Level Media