Reds cross checker Jeff Barton has been named this year's recipient of the Scout of the Year Award for the West Region, which honors a lifetime of scouting excellence.
Barton received the most votes in the history of the award, with which he will be honored at a banquet at this year's Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
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