Cubs hire Bohringer as director of pro scouting

Cubs hire Bohringer as director of pro scouting

Cubs hire Bohringer as director of pro scouting
CHICAGO -- The Cubs have added Joe Bohringer as director of pro scouting, and he will report to general manager Jed Hoyer, the club announced on Monday.

Bohringer, 41, had been a scout with the D-backs for the last five seasons. Prior to joining Arizona, he served as an area scouting supervisor for the Mariners for five seasons (2002-06), first in California and then in the upper Midwest.

The 2012 season will mark Bohringer's 23rd year in professional baseball. He began his career with internships with the Yankees and Pirates, followed by opportunities in team operations with Minor League baseball clubs during and upon his graduation from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Bohringer spent three seasons (1998-2001) as senior manager of player development for the Dodgers.

The Cubs have not had one person responsible for pro scouting, which most other teams do, but it was part of Tom Wilken's title. Wilken remains with the Cubs as director of amateur scouting and will report to Jason McLeod, senior vice president of scouting and player development.

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