Giants announce hiring J.P. Ricciardi, Zack Minasian, and Michael Holmes


Farhan Zaidi isn't done making over the Giants' front office. 

San Francisco announced hiring J.P. Ricciardi as a senior advisor to Zaidi, as well as Zack Minasian and Michael Holmes as the directors of pro and amateur scouting, respectively. 

Ricciardi was the Toronto Blue Jays' general manager for eight seasons (2002-09), and most recently worked as a special assistant to New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson for the last eight seasons. Prior to joining the Blue Jays, he worked for the A's for 16 years. 

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Minasian worked in a variety of roles in the Milwaukee Brewers' front office for nearly 15 years. Most recently, Minasian served as a special advisor focused on scouting. His father was the Rangers' clubhouse manager for over two decades, and his brother Perry is the Atlanta Braves' vice president of baseball operations and assistant general manager. 

Holmes, meanwhile, worked alongside Zaidi in the A's front office from 2005-14. He was most recently Oakland's assistant scouting director, and held the title from 2009 onward. 

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