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Report: Astros to consider Reid Ryan as president

Son of Hall of Famer Nolan runs Triple-A Round Rock, Double-A Corpus Christi


HOUSTON -- Reid Ryan, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and president and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, is under strong consideration to be the next president of the Astros, according to a report by Houston television station KRIV-TV.

The station reported on its website Wednesday night the Astros had interest in Ryan, who runs the Triple-A Round Rock Express (Rangers) and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros), both of which are owned by Nolan Ryan and Houston businessman Don Sanders.

The position as president of the Astros became open when George Postolos announced Monday he was stepping down.

Reid Ryan, 41, didn't return a phone call seeking comment late Wednesday, and the Astros are not commenting on the search for a new president.

Reid Ryan serves on the board of trustees for Minor League Baseball, the executive committee of the Pacific Coast League and is the board of trustees representative for the Baseball Internet Rights Company (BIRCO). He's also involved in many other business ventures, including real estate, banking and the restaurant industry.

His father, Nolan, played 27 years in the Major Leagues, including nine with the Astros, and became baseball's all-time strikeout leader before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. He's currently CEO of the Rangers.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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