Monday, November 01, 2004

MLB Hires Bowden to Run Expos

By Barry Svrluga and Dave Sheinin
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, November 1, 2004; 6:27 PM

Major League Baseball has hired Jim Bowden, the former Cincinnati Reds' general manager, as the general manager of the franchise that is scheduled to move from Montreal to Washington for next season, two industry sources said.

Bowden, who served for 10 1/2 seasons with the Reds before being fired in July 2003, became the choice after MLB official Bob Watson turned down the job last week, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because the team has scheduled an official announcement for Tuesday.

Bowden could not be reached for comment. Expos President Tony Tavares said this evening that there was an announcement "on baseball matters" scheduled for Tuesday, "but I do not comment publicly on searches that are on-going."

The job could well be temporary. The Expos are owned by the other 29 major league clubs, and MLB is soliciting offers to buy the team. A new owner will have the right to hire a completely different management structure.

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