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Padres name Joe Bochy and Todd Greene professional scouts
01/09/2008 6:07 PM ET
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres announced today that they have promoted Joe Bochy to the position of professional scout and also hired Todd Greene as a professional scout. Executive Vice President/General Manager Kevin Towers and Director of International Scouting/Major League Scout Randy Smith made the announcements.

Bochy, 56, has served the Padres as an amateur scout since 1998, covering Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, Florida and Puerto Rico over his 10 years in the organization. He was named Padres Scout of the Year in 2005 after signing San Diego's top draft selection (18th overall), Cesar Carrillo out of the University of Miami. Bochy was drafted by the Minnesota Twins as a catcher out of Thomas Jefferson High School (VA) in 1969. He played in the Twins minor league system through the 1972 season.

Greene assumes the role of professional scout after an 11-year Major League career as a catcher. The 36-year-old hit .252 (397-for-1573) with 82 doubles, three triples, 71 home runs, 217 RBI and 181 runs scored over 536 career games with the California/Anaheim Angels (1996-99), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), New York Yankees (2001), Texas Rangers (2002-03), Colorado Rockies (2004-05) and San Francisco Giants (2006). He was most recently signed to a minor league contract by the Padres in 2007 and invited to Major League Spring Training but suffered a dislocated right shoulder in camp.

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