As Brett continues to recover from his procedure earlier this morning, the Chicago Cubs have some news to announce.

Namely, Kyle Evans – formerly the Special Assistant to the President and General Manager/Director of Major League Scouting – has been promoted to Director of Pro Scouting/Special Assistant to the President and General Manager:

Evans will be replacing Jared Porter who recently left the Cubs organization to become the Senior Vice President and Assistant GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks. There isn’t much history on Evans, but if the Cubs track record of Major League executive success holds true, Evans will thrive in his new role.


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Among the other notable promotions, you’ll find that Alex Suarez – the former Assistant Director of Player Development and International Scouting – has been promoted to Director of International Pro Scouting (as well as the Assistant Director of Player Development and International Amateur Scouting). He joined the Cubs back in 2008.

And Jason Parks – who joined the Cubs from Baseball Prospectus and has been working as both a professional and amateur scout ever since – has been promoted to Special Assistant to the President and General Manager. Nicely done, folks.

Here are the rest of the promotions, according to the Press Release

Pro Scouting

Andrew Bassett, promoted to Assistant Director, Pro Scouting
Min Sung, promoted to Supervisor, Pacific Rim Scouting/Special Assignment Professional Scout
Jason Cooper, promoted to Special Assignment Scout
Jake Ciarrachi, promoted to MLB Scout
Joe Nelson, hired as MLB Scout
Nic Jackson, hired as Pro Scout

Amateur Scouting

Shane Farrell, promoted to Upper Midwest Area Scout
– Ella Cahill, promoted to Amateur Scouting Assistant


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Continued:

Mental Skills

John Baker, promoted to Coordinator, Mental Skills

Front Office

Greg Davey, promoted to Coordinator, Baseball Operations
Albert Lyu, promoted to Developer, Research and Development
Garrett Chiado, promoted to Assistant, Research and Development
Jacob Eisenberg, hired as Assistant, Research and Development
John Pedrotty, hired as Trainee, Baseball Operations

So congrats to all who received promotions today, with a special shout out to John Baker, who has been promoted to Mental Skills Coordinator.


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