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Byrnes has been under Epstein's wing in Boston

Updated: October 28, 2005, 9:11 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Boston Red Sox assistant general manager Josh Byrnes was hired Friday as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 35-year-old Byrnes replaces Joe Garagiola Jr., the general manager since the Diamondbacks' inception. Garagiola resigned to become senior vice president of baseball operations in the commissioner's office.

"So many of the people and circumstances here make this a great fit, and it feels like a dream job," Byrnes said at a news conference ...

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