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John Mozeliak Promoted to Cardinals President, Mike Girsch Named GM

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 30, 2017

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, photo, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak speaks during an introductory news conference announcing free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler has signed with the Cardinals in St. Louis. Mozeliak wants to avoid any notion that the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series is the driving force behind the St. Louis push to improve after missing the postseason for the first time since 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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The St. Louis Cardinals are shaking up their front office after promoting John Mozeliak to the role of team president and Mike Girsch to general manager.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported the Cardinals' moves. USA Today's Bob Nightengale confirmed the news. 

The move did not come out of the blue, as Nightengale noted it has been discussed within the Cardinals organization for the past year. 

Mozeliak took over as the Cardinals general manager following the 2007 season. He helped construct the rosters for six playoff teams, including the 2011 team that won the World Series and 2013 group that won the National League pennant.

Girsch has been Mozeliak's assistant general manager for the past six seasons. He joined the organization in 2006 as the amateur scouting coordinator. 

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