Tommy Tanous named Director of Amateur Scouting

The New York Mets today announced the club named Tommy Tanous Director of Amateur Scouting. Tanous replaces Chad MacDonald, who left to become the San Diego Padres Vice President, Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel.

Tanous, 42, joined the Mets prior to 2011 as a professional scout. He also assisted with scouting players for the First-Year Player Draft.

The Swansea, MA native was a National Crosschecker for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2004-2010. He was a Northeast area scout for the Texas Rangers in 2003 and held the same position with the Milwaukee Brewers from 1996-2002.

Tanous played shortstop at the American International College in Springfield, MA from 1990-91.