ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Josh Boyd enters his 14th season with Texas, his fifth year as Assistant General Manager after being promoted on November 21, 2016. He is responsible for overseeing all functions of pro player evaluation including Pacific Rim scouting operations and the R & D department. He advises Jon Daniels and Chris Young on professional acquisitions, and is instrumental in hiring, staff development and process implementation throughout the Rangers Baseball Operations department.
Josh led the scouting staff responsible for signing Colby Lewis, Yu Darvish, Tony Barnette,Chris Martin, Joely Rodríguez and Kohei Arihara out of the Japanese Nippon ProfessionalBaseball League, and spearheaded the Rangers partnership with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beginning in January 2018.
Prior to his current role, Boyd spent two years as Senior Director of Player Personnel after serving as Director of Pro Scouting from 2009-14. He joined the Rangers in 2008 as Assistant Director of Pro Scouting.
Prior to joining the Rangers, Boyd covered four drafts as an area scout for the San Diego Padres. In 2004, he covered the Mid-Atlantic region for the Padres before spending three years covering the Northwest territory while based in Puyallup, Wash. Between 2001-2004, he lived in Durham, NC covering minor league prospects and the draft as a national writer for Baseball America. Additionally, he covered baseball for the Orange Coast College school paper prior to landing his first professional writing opportunities for STATS, Inc in 1996 and MLB.com in 1999.
Boyd, 49, was raised in Vancouver, Wash., and Irvine, Calif. He and his wife Michelle reside in Colleyville, TX with their son, Jackson (14) and daughter, Ellie (12).