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Giants hire Farhan Zaidi as president of baseball operations

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Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants, as expected, have hired Farhan Zaidi as the president of baseball operations. The two sides had been linked for much of the past week, so it came as no surprise that this conclusion was reached. The Giants fired GM Bobby Evans in September.

Zaidi, 41, was the GM of the Dodgers since November 2014. Though it didn’t result in a championship, he presided over a long stretch of success for the franchise, as the club reached the postseason in every season and reached the World Series in each of the last two years. Zaidi got his start with the Athletics under Billy Beane.

Notably, Zaidi is one of two Muslim baseball executives and the only Muslim GM of an American professional sports team.