Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks scouting director Ray Montgomery has left the team to accept a position with the Brewers. His new title will be special assistant to the general manager and vice president of amateur scouting. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com writes that an official announcement is expected on Monday.
Montgomery has been in charge of Arizona’s amateur scouting department since October of 2010. He interviewed for the Padres general manager job in July and the the Diamondbacks’ general manager job after Kevin Towers was let go following the season. While the job in Arizona eventually went to Dave Stewart, Piecoro hears that he was expected to have an expanded role in the new front office.
This is actually Montgomery’s second stint with the Brewers, as he spent eight seasons working in their amateur scouting department before joining the Diamondbacks. In his return to the organization, he will replace Bruce Seid, who unexpectedly passed away in September at the age of 53.