The Cardinals have hired St. Louis native Dan Kantrovitz to serve as Director of Scouting and Matt Slater has been promoted to Director of Player Personnel.
Slater joined the Cardinals organization in 2007 and has held the title of Special Assistant to the General Manager. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native is a veteran of 21 years in professional baseball, having also worked in scouting and player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers.
The team also announced promotions for Tony Ferreira to Baseball Operations Assistant/Player Development and Jared Odom to Baseball Operations Assistant/Scouting. Cesar Geronimo, Jr., son of former Cincinnati Reds standout Cesar Geronimo, has been hired as International Scouting Cross Checker and Angel Ovalles has been appointed Dominican Republic Scouting Supervisor. The team also anticipates the addition of Luis Morales as Baseball Operations Assistant/International.
Editor's note: To learn additional details about Kantrovitz, refer to our earlier article: "Kantrovitz Returns to Cardinals to Head Scouting".