Roy Clark rejoins Braves front office

Roy Clark is coming home. The former scouting director is headed back to the Braves.

The front office shuffling continues for the Atlanta Braves, who are expected to bring back former scouting director Roy Clark to a role as a special assistant to the general manager.

Major League Baseball asks teams to refrain from officially releasing information of new hires while the playoffs are going on, so it will be a while before the news will be official.

Clark will have a similar role to Gordon Blakeley, who was hired last Thursday from the Yankees. Blakeley will concentrate more on international scouting, while Clark is expected to help mentor Atlanta’s new amateur scouting director, Brian Bridges.

Bridges has been the southeast regional cross checker for the Braves for the last few years. He joined the organization in 2007 from the Florida Marlins, where he had scouted the state of Georgia.

Bridges is considered one of the great young scouting minds in baseball. He’s helped signed Jason Heyward, Sean Gilmartin and Lucas Sims just to name a few.

Tony DeMacio, the scouting director since 2010 when Clark left to join the Washington Nationals, has been asked to remain in the organization in a different capacity. DeMacio was handpicked five years ago by Frank Wren, who was fired as general manager two weeks ago.

The Braves are also expected to add Dave Trembley in some capacity. Trembley was Atlanta’s minor league field coordinator from 2011-2012 before he joined Bo Porter’s major league coaching staff in Houston for the last two seasons. Trembley was Baltimore’s manager from 2007 through 2010.

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