Yankees appoint Brian Sabean as executive advisor to the general manager

January 3rd, 2023

The New York Yankees today announced that they have appointed Brian Sabean as Executive Advisor to Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman. 

Sabean, 66, re-joins the Yankees after spending the previous 30 seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He spent the last four seasons as an Executive Vice President for San Francisco, working on strategic initiatives as a senior advisor and evaluator. Prior to that, Sabean served as the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations from 2015-18 and as the Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager from 1996-2015. Under Sabean’s leadership from 1996-2018, San Francisco earned eight postseason births, claiming five division titles, four National League pennants and three World Series Championships.

During Sabean’s tenure as GM, the Giants were named the Topps “Organization of the Year” in both 2009 and 2011 and the Baseball America “Organization of the Year” in 2010. He was also named Major League Baseball’s “Executive of the Year” by the Sporting News in 2003 and by Baseball America in 2003 and 2012_._

Sabean began his tenure in San Francisco in 1993 as Assistant to the General Manager and Vice President of Scouting Player Personnel. He spent the 1995 season as the Senior Vice President of Player Personnel before being promoted to General Manager in 1996.

Prior to joining the Giants, Sabean spent eight seasons with the Yankees. He joined the Yankees in 1985 as a scout before serving as the Director of Scouting from 1986-90 and the Vice President of Player Development and Scouting from 1990-92.

The Concord, N.H., native graduated from Eckerd College (Fla.) in 1978. He began his career in coaching at the collegiate level, working as an assistant baseball coach at St. Leo College (Fla.) in 1979. Sabean held the same role at the University of Tampa from 1980-82 before serving as their head coach from 1983-84.