Two former Brewers crosscheckers became scouting directors this week.
Thursday, the Angels officially promoted national crosschecker Ric Wilson to replace Eddie Bane as scouting director. Wilson joined the Angels in 2003 as national crosschecker after spending 11 years in the Brewers organization.
The Diamondbacks are expected to officially announce Ray Montgomery as their scouting director later today, replacing Tom Allison, who was offered a new position in the organization. Executive vice president for scouting and player development Jerry DiPoto wouldn't confirm the hiring via email but said an official announcement would come today. Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com was first to report Montgomery's hiring, and the Brewers confirmed the move to MLB.com.
Wilson, who turned 51 on Thursday, played at Arizona State for the Sun Devils' last national championship team in 1981, then played in the minors as a catcher/first baseman until 1986. He joined the Brewers system as a scout in 1992.
“I want to thank the Angels’ organization for the opportunity they have given me,” Wilson said in a press release. “We will continue to bring impact type players from all means available as per the draft, International market, free agents and trades. We will concentrate on power bats, power arms, speed and defense in order to create a balance of high-end players, as well as solid overall baseball players."
Montgomery, 41, reached the big leagues for parts of three seasons with the Astros and his playing career ended in 2001. Montgomery scouted for eight years with the Brewers, four as an area scout, two as Midwest crosschecker and the last two as assistant scouting director and national supervisor.
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