New Padres general manager Jed Hoyer continued to shape his front office by hiring Jaron Madison as San Diego’s new scouting director. Madison spent the last two seasons as the Cardinals’ assistant scouting director and had served in that capacity in San Diego in 2005 as well. He graduated from Long Beach State in 1998, having played for the Dirtbags’ last College World Series team in ’98. Madison hit .333 for the club that also featured future big leaguers Terrmel Sledge and Mike Gallo.
Madison also coached at his alma mater briefly and then embarked on his scouting career, serving as an area scout in northern California, Nevada and Hawaii for the Pirates for three seasons.
Madison will work directly under Jason McLeod, Boston’s former scouting director. The San Diego native is now the Padres’ assistant GM for scouting, and his post in Boston has yet to be filled officially. However, industry sources have indicated that the Red Sox will promote from within and make McLeod’s former assistant, Amiel Sawdaye, the new scouting director.
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