KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ New Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore wasted little time in putting together his front office.

Moore, hired on May 31 to turn around the woeful franchise, selected Cincinnati Reds assistant general manager Dean Taylor as vice president of baseball operations on Tuesday. Muzzy Jackson, a longtime Kansas City executive, was hired as vice president of player personnel.

To replace Taylor, the Reds promoted Bob Miller, their director of baseball administration.

Taylor joined the Royals front office in 1981 as an administrative assistant and a year later was selected assistant director of scouting and player development.

After Kansas City won the 1985 World Series, Taylor was named assistant to the general manager under John Schuerholz, whom he followed to the Atlanta Braves. In nine seasons, he helped the franchise win eight consecutive National League East titles and the 1995 World Series.

Taylor, who also worked for the commissioner's office, was general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000-02 and spent 2003 as a consultant with the Los Angeles Dodgers before joining the Reds.

Jackson, an assistant general manager of the Royals since 1999, was vice president of baseball operations under former general manager Allard Baird.