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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2003 8:25 am | Updated: 1:23 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday announced the promotions of Sandy Johnson to vice president/senior assistant general manager and Bob Miller to assistant general manager.

Sandy and Bob have each played vital roles in the success we’ve enjoyed as an organization," general manager Joe Garagiola Jr. said in a statement. "Sandy has an unmatched history in player development and scouting, and I rely on his expertise and advice in all phases of the game. Bob has done an outstanding job in not only his responsibilities with rules interpretations, contracts and arbitration cases, but he has also stayed ahead of the curve in the technological aspect of our sport with his computer knowledge."

Johnson has been with the organization from the outset, first assisting the club in preparation for the 1997 Expansion Draft before a 1998 promotion to assistant general manager. His professional career began in 1959 as a player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and has included field and front-office roles with the Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and the Major League Scouting Bureau. Miller just completed his fifth season with the Diamondbacks and 21st overall year in baseball. His career began in 1983 with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.

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