SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - San Francisco Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian R. Sabean today announced the following promotions of his senior baseball staff:

Dick Tidrow has been named Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Player Personnel.   In his 20th season with the Giants, Tidrow is responsible for providing Major League player recommendations for trade and free agent signings.  He also oversees player development, scouts amateur players for the draft and evaluates player talent at each level of the minor league system. 

Bobby Evans has been named Vice President and Assistant General Manager.  Evans also enters his 20th season with the Giants and is involved in all aspects of baseball operations.  He is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the department, budgets at the minor and major league levels, player contract negotiations, waiver and rule compliance. 

John Barr has been named Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Scouting and International Operations.  Barr will begin his 29th season as a baseball executive and his sixth season with the Giants.  He is responsible for overseeing amateur and international scouting as well as the team's overseas operations. 

Jeremy Shelley has been named Vice President, Pro Scouting and Player Evaluation.  Shelley, who enters his 20th season with the Giants, is responsible for the organization's professional scouting coverage, statistical analysis and arbitration preparation.  In addition, he is responsible for analyzing the other 29 major league organizations for trades and potential player acquisitions and provides analytical support to amateur and international scouting.

"Dick, Bobby, John and Jeremy are longtime and trusted advisors who have each played a critical role in the success of our franchise," said Sabean.   "I am extremely fortunate to partner with such talented professionals who have helped guide this club to two World Series Championships and who have positioned us well for the future. "