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The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Gary Robinson has joined the Professional Scouting department as a Pro Scout. The announcement was made by Pirates Assistant General Manager Greg Smith.

Robinson, 59, managed the West Virginia Power in 2011 after managing the State College Spikes the previous two seasons. He joined the Pittsburgh organization after working 10 years (1998-2008) for Major League Baseball as an umpire supervisor and evaluator of Triple-A umpires.

Robinson spent eight years (1991-98) as a scout with the Giants, Mariners and Phillies. He also served as a coach for the GCL Expos in 1998 and as Head Coach of the UNC-Charlotte baseball program for 10 seasons (1982-1991).