(DALLAS) -- The Houston Astros are making an effort to improve their team coming off the worst season in the history of the franchise. According to the team's Twitter feed, the team has hired Jeff Luhnow as the team's new general manger, replacing the recently fired Ed Wade.
During his time previously with the St. Louis Cardinals, Luhnow wore many hats for the franchise. He was the team's vice president since 2003, oversaw numerous drafts, had been in charge of the team's Latin American scouting and development since 2004, and since 2006 he was part of player development.
"We are very pleased to have Jeff as the new General Manager of the Houston Astros," Astros CEO George Postolos said in a statement. "Jeff is the perfect fit for the Astros because of his track record in scouting and player development during his eight-plus seasons with the Cardinals."
Last season, the Astros finished the season with a dismal 56-106 record, which is not only the worst record for the franchise, but the worst record in all of Major League Baseball.
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