Blue Jays dismiss scouting director Parker

National crosschecker Davis also let go by organization

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have continued to shake up their front office by dismissing director of amateur scouting Brian Parker and national crosschecker Blake Davis.

Parker joined the Blue Jays in 2009, when he came over from the Nationals organization. He spent time as a scout and a crosschecker before being promoted to the director of amateur scouting position in '12.

During his time in Toronto, Parker oversaw three Drafts. Some of the top picks included Top 30 prospects Sean Reid-Foley (2), Jon Harris (6), Rowdy Tellez (9), Conner Greene (10), Justin Maese (11) and Max Pentecost (14). He also selected several players who have since been dealt to other teams, including Jeff Hoffman, Kendall Graveman and Matt Boyd.

The move is the latest in a series of changes Toronto has made to its front office since president Mark Shapiro and general manager Ross Atkins came on board during this past offseason. Andrew Miller replaced Stephen Brooks as the executive vice president of business operations, and Gil Kim was added as the director of player development.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.