Nolan Ryan is rejoining the Astros front office. The team announced they have named Ryan an assistant to owner Jim Crane, GM Jeff Luhnow and president of business operations Reid Ryan. Reid is Nolan's oldest son.

“We're extremely pleased to have Nolan as part of our organization,” said Crane in a statement. “We will use his experience, expertise and knowledge to improve the Astros in all areas. He will be an integral part of our management team. Nolan wants to be a part of our success moving forward.”

“Nolan Ryan's experience and insights will help us on the baseball side – both in terms of decision-making and in maximizing the productivity of our players,” added Luhnow. “I'm fortunate as a General Manager to get advice and guidance from great former players and Astros – Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens and now Nolan Ryan."