Ex-Hurler Flores to Take Cards Scouting Lead

The St. Louis Cardinals will hire former left-handed pitcher Randy Flores as their new scouting director.

St. Louis Cardinals press release

The St. Louis Cardinals and their Sr. Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak announced today the team’s decision to hire former Cardinals pitcher and 2006 World Series Champion Randy Flores as its Director of Scouting, beginning Tuesday, September 1.

Flores, 40, holds a master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration/Sports Administration from the University of Southern California and has been involved in coaching, scouting, private business and broadcasting since his playing career ended.

Flores, a left-handed pitcher, spent eight seasons in the majors with Texas (2002), Colorado (2002, 2009-10), St. Louis (2004-08) and Minnesota (2010) and was a member of the Cardinals World Championship team in 2006.

Mozeliak plans to introduce Flores to the media next Tuesday, Sept. 1, prior to the Cardinals game with the Washington Nationals.

Brian Walton’s quick take

Flores brings an interesting perspective to the job, though with a different background than his predecessor, the fired Chris Correa. Among his post-playing days endeavors were as a college baseball analyst for PAC 12 and ESPN networks and he also runs a video scouting business, OnDeck Digital.

In a reminder of the changing world in which we live, Flores first broke the news himself on Twitter on Friday morning. His twitter handle is @RandyFlores34.

For a very interesting and enlightening Flores interview from December with his alma mater, the USC Trojans, click here.

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