Naehring takes over for Billy Eppler, who was hired earlier this month as the Angels' new general manager. The 48-year-old Naehring will also assume all of Eppler's assistant GM duties.
Naehring was hired as a scout by the Yankees in 2007 after a stint in the Reds organization. He played eight seasons with the Red Sox from 1990-97, posting a career .282 average with 49 homers and 250 RBIs in 547 big league games.
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.