The Harvard graduate was most recently the assistant GM of the Houston Astros (Gil Talbot).
MILWAUKEE – On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced the hiring of David Stearns '07 as their new general manager. With the promotion, Stearns becomes the youngest general manager in professional baseball at the age of 30.
Stearns, a former junior varsity baseball player for Harvard, worked in the commissioner's office following his graduation from 2008-11 before joining the Cleveland Indians organization in 2012 as the director of baseball operations. After two years in Cleveland, he was brought on by the Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow as the assistant GM in 2013.
Stearns has helped oversee one of the top turnarounds in Major League Baseball, helping the Astros improve from a 51-win team in 2013 to a team in contention for a playoff berth just two years later. Currently, the Astros hold a 2.5-game lead for the final wild card berth in the American League.
The Brewers are 63-86 with 13 games remaining on the 2015 schedule. Stearns becomes the ninth general manager in the franchise's history.