Cubs add Joe Bohringer to head up pro scouting staff

Continuing to bolster the front office with some of the “best and brightest” from around the game, the Cubs today named Joe Bohringer director of pro scouting. His position covers professional players and clubs, both major and minor league, under general manager Jed Hoyer, while Tim Wilken will continue to operate the club’s amateur scouting under Jason McLeod.

Full press release below:

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Joe Bohringer (pronounced BOHR-in-jur) as the club’s director of pro scouting, reporting to Executive Vice President/General Manager Jed Hoyer.

Bohringer, 41, joins the Cubs from the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he most recently served as a pro scout the last five seasons after joining the club in 2006. Prior to joining Arizona, he served as an area scouting supervisor for the Seattle Mariners for five seasons from 2002-06, first in California and then in the upper Midwest.

The 2012 campaign will mark Bohringer’s 23rd season in professional baseball with major league and minor league organizations. He began his professional career with internships with the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates followed by opportunities in team operations with minor league baseball clubs during and upon graduation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Before beginning his scouting career, Bohringer spent three seasons as senior manager of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2001), giving him experience on both the scouting and player development sides.

Bohringer and his family reside in Dekalb, Ill.

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