Asst. Scouting Dir. Madison Back to San Diego

St. Louis Cardinals assistant scouting director Jaron Madison takes top scouting job with his former employer, the San Diego Padres.

The San Diego Padres announced Friday they have named Jaron Madison as Director of Scouting. Executive Vice President/General Manager Jed Hoyer made the announcement.

In his new role with the Padres, Madison will work closely with Vice President/Assistant General Manager Jason McLeod on all aspects of amateur scouting.

"We are thrilled to bring Jaron back to the Padres," said Hoyer. "He developed a sterling reputation in his years with San Diego for his evaluation skills and work ethic. Jason and I are both excited to have him leading our amateur scouting efforts."

Madison spent the previous two seasons serving as Assistant Director of Scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals and is returning to San Diego for his third stint in the organization. A 1998 graduate of Long Beach State University, he coached at his alma mater from 2000-01 before beginning his career in professional baseball as an associate area scout with the Padres in 2002, working closely with then-scouts McLeod and Chris Gwynn.

He left San Diego to serve as an area scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2002-05, covering Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii before returning to the Padres as Assistant to the Director of Scouting in November of 2005. He maintained that position until joining St. Louis following the 2007 season.

Premium Article Note for subscribers: The Cardinal Nation's Dustin Mattison interviewed Madison shortly after his hiring by the Cardinals.

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