Major League Baseball (MLB) has promoted Tony Reagins to the role of executive vice president of baseball and softball development.
Reagins, who joined the North American baseball organisation in March 2015 as senior vice president of youth programs, will continue to report directly to Tony Petitti, MLB’s deputy commissioner of business and media.
In his new role, Reagins will oversee the growth of youth and amateur levels of baseball, both domestically and internationally. He will also be responsible for amateur scouting around the world and operations of the Arizona Fall League, an off-season minor league competition operated by MLB.
Reagins’ previous experience also includes several key roles with MLB’s Los Angeles Angels, where he worked his way up from starting as a marketing intern to become only the fifth African-American general manager in MLB history.
“Tony Reagins has led some of our sport’s most important initiatives, which has resulted in significant and tangible gains in the youth and amateur spaces,” said MLB commissioner Robert Manfred. “We look forward to Tony excelling in this expanded role and continuing our momentum in an area that is vital to the game’s future.”