The Arizona Diamondbacks continued to rebuild their baseball operations staff under new General Manager Kevin Towers. Towers recently relieved scouting director Tom Allison of his duties as Director of Scouting.
After Interim General Manager Jerry Dipoto was named Senior Vice President of Player Development and Scouting he has been looking for a replacement for Allison. Today the Diamondbacks announced the hiring of Ray Montgomery as the Director of Amateur Scouting.
Montgomery has spent the past eight years in the scouting department of the Milwaukee Brewers, the past two as assistant scouting director. During his tenure Montgomery scouted and signed Rickie Weeks and other players highly touted in the Brewers farm system.
Montgomery interviewed last off season for the San Diego Padres Director of Scouting but turned down that job when the Padres asked him to relocate to San Diego. It is assumed the Diamondbacks will allow Montgomery to work from Connecticut where his family recently moved.
Montgomery will now begin evaluating the Diamondbacks scouting department to determine what other changes if necessary will be made.