Brewers hire Rays' director of player personnel

Brewers hire Rays' director of player personnel

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays director of player personnel Matt Arnold has been hired by the Brewers as vice president and assistant general manager.

"I am thrilled to bring Matt on board," said Brewers general manager David Stearns in a release from the Brewers. "Matt has touched nearly every aspect of baseball operations during his impressive career. He has the ability to impact our organization across the entire baseball operations spectrum and will be an integral part of our operation."

During his nine-season tenure in Tampa Bay, the Rays posted the fourth-best winning percentage in the American League (773-686, .530), and they qualified for the postseason four times (2008, '10-11 and '13), including the franchise's first World Series appearance in '08.

Arnold has 15 seasons of professional baseball experience. Along with his time with the Rays, he has worked in the baseball operations departments of the Los Angeles Dodgers (2000), Texas Rangers ('02) and Cincinnati Reds ('03-06).

Bill Chastain is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.