Tigers Purge Red Sox Scouting Dept

The Red Sox front office has been a mess ever since Theo Epstein at the final minute decided to leave the franchise, and a month later, it still hasn't been resolved. David Chadd, Boston's former scouting director and current Tigers' scouting director, went out and raided the team's scouting department, bringing a pair over to the Tigers.

In an effort to expand their international scouting department, the Tigers have signed a pair of scouts from the Red Sox to help head their Latin American scouting.

Miguel Garcia, also a Dave Dombrowski/Al Avila disciple from their Florida Marlins days, will head up Latin American scouting as the Director of Venezuelan and Central American Scouting. Garcia worked for the Red Sox for the last four years, and prior to that, he worked for five years for the Marlins. Garcia was heralded for his work with the Marlins, including signing star outfielder Miguel Cabrera.

Ramon Pena was the team's Latin American Scouting Director, but he has been promoted to special assistant to the general manager, serving an advisory role similar to what Al Kaline and Willie Horton fill.

Tom Moore is the other new member to the front office, as he takes over as the team's Assistant Director of International and Professional Scouting. He held the same role with the Red Sox, who he was with for seven years.

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