Cubs name Rehman assistant to GM

The Chicago Cubs named Shiraz Rehman as the assistant to the general manager on Monday.

Rehman, 34, will report to GM Jed Hoyer. He joins the Cubs after six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently as the director of player personnel. He's also been director of baseball operations and manager of baseball operations.

Rehman will assist the general manager on potential player acquisitions and will assist in providing scouting, financial and statistical information to support trade and player evaluation.

Rehman interned for the Boston Red Sox during the 2005 season in the baseball operations department.

Rehman earned a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from McGill University and was a starting infielder on the baseball team for four years. Prior to joining the Red Sox, he spent time as a commodities trader and financial consultant and obtained his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2006.