Diamondbacks announce plethora of staff changes
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a busy offseason thus far behind the scenes.
On Monday, the D-backs released an announcement that they made a slew of staff promotions, hirings and role changes throughout the organization.
· Mike Fitzgerald was promoted to Vice President, Research & Development from Director, Research & Development.
· Cesar Geronimo was promoted to Vice President, Latin American Scouting and Player Development from Director, Latin American Scouting.
· Peter Wardell was promoted to Director, International Scouting from Assistant Director, International Scouting.
· Kristyn Pierce was promoted to Assistant Director, Scouting and Baseball Administration from Coordinator, Amateur Scouting & Baseball Administration.
· Ian Rebhan was promoted Assistant Director, Amateur Scouting from Coordinator, Amateur Scouting.
· Max Phillips was promoted to Coordinator, Baseball Operations from Analyst, Baseball Operations.
· Ronald Rivas was promoted to Coordinator, Dominican Republic from Scout, Dominican Republic.
· Andrew Allen was promoted to Area Scout from the Scout Ahead Program.
· Gabriel Hernandez was promoted to Professional Scout from the Scout Ahead Program.
· Pedro Hernandez was promoted to Area Scout from Part-Time Scout, Puerto Rico.
· Alex Lorenzo was promoted to Assistant, International Scouting from Diversity Pipeline Fellow.
· Mike Meyers was promoted to Area Scout from the Scout Ahead Program.
· Mark Reed was promoted to Minor League Catching Coordinator & Short-Season A Hillsboro Coach from Rehab & Catching Coach.
· Ross Seaton was promoted to Assistant Pitching Coordinator/Pitching Analyst from Pitching Analyst.
· Carl Gonzalez was hired as a Diversity Pipeline Fellow.
· Gary Hughes was hired as a Professional Scout.
· Jon Lukens was hired as an International Crosschecker.
· Hector Otero was hired as an International Crosschecker.
· Michelle Riccardi was hired as the Team Performance Dietitian.
· Matt Roffe was hired as an Analyst, Player Personnel.
· Ronald Salazar was hired as a Scout, Venezuela.
· Luis Silverio was hired as a Rookie-Level DSL Coach.
· Eduardo Villacis was hired as a Rookie-Level DSL Pitching Coach.
Role changes in D-backs’ scouting department:
· Diego Bordas is moving into the newly-created role of Professional Scout, Dominican Republic from International Scout, Dominican Republic.
· Jack Goin is moving into the role of Major League Scout from Professional Scout.
· Rick Matsko is adding Crosschecker, North Carolina & South Carolina while also serving as Area Scout, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
· Aaron Thorn is moving into the newly-created role of Developmental Professional Scout from Player Development Intern.