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Phillies | Changes made to scouting staff

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports there have been several changes to the Philadelphia Phillies scouting staff this week. Howie Freiling joined the Phillies as a special assignment scout after two decades in the New York Mets organization. Hank King, the Phillies' major-league advance scout since 1985, moved to the club's pro staff and his old spot remains open. Jim Fregosi Jr., who spent 15 of the last 17 seasons with the Phillies and is the son of former manager Jim Fregosi, had been a national cross-checker and an amateur scouting coordinator. He moves to the pro scouting staff and will mostly cover major-league teams. King and Fregosi will be joined on the pro staff by former amateur scouts Jerry Lafferty and Roy Tanner. Lafferty and Tanner will mostly cover minor-league teams. Jon Mercurio, who was a part-time pro scout last season, gets a full-time job. Former Phillies outfielder/pinch-hitter Del Unser and Dean Jongewaard remain in their roles with the big-league team.

2008-11-19 21:04:42 | Source:

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