Chicago Illinois. Chicago White Sox officials announced on Friday that their current general manager Ken Williams will be promoted to oversee the baseball operations management. Assistant general manager Rick Hahn will succeed Williams as the new general manager of the Chicago White Sox.
Williams has been the White Sox general manager for 13 years. He will keep his title as senior vice president of baseball operations.
Hahn's promotion ends his five year search for general manager duties that he either turned down, was refused permission to talk to other teams or he withdrew his name for consideration for the general manager duties at the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Seattle Mariners.
Hahn has been with the Chicago White Sox since 2000 the same year Williams became the White Sox general manager. Williams is the general manager that assembled the 2005 World Series champion team that won their only other World Series title in 1917.
Hahn is known for his excellent communication and negotaition skills.
It is unclear if he intends to relinquish the majority of his contract duties to his assistant Dan Fabian who is the White Sox senior director of baseball operations and his assistant Daniel Zien.
New sources Chicago Tribune and Mark Gonzales