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Reds Hire New Scouting Director

December 3, 1999

CINCINNATI (AP) _ Gary Hughes, who helped assemble the Florida Marlins’ 1997 World Series championship team, has been hired by the Cincinnati Reds as director of professional scouting and special assistant to the general manager.

Reds general manager Jim Bowden announced the appointment Friday.

Hughes, 58, joins the Reds after one season as vice president of player personnel with the Colorado Rockies. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons with the Marlins, first as director of scouting/special assistant to the general manager and then from July 1995 through 1998 as vice president of player personnel.

He helped the Marlins acquire Moises Alou, Kevin Brown, Al Leiter, Darren Daulton, Robb Nen, Alex Fernandez, Gary Sheffield and Bobby Bonilla for Florida’s 1997 championship team.

Hughes previously worked as a scout for the New York Yankees and as director of scouting for the Montreal Expos.

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