The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have hired a general manager for the $144 million spring training complex they will share in West Palm Beach next year.
Brady Ballard will be the GM at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, overseeing stadium operations as well as marketing, advertising, sales and community relations. An official announcement is expected Tuesday.
Ballard has served as vice president of Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach since October 2013. Before that, he was general manager for four years for the Daytona Cubs, the Class A Florida State League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.