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Hal Morris Hired As Director Of Pro Scouting, Latest Addition To Angels' Staff

On Monday, the Los Angeles Angels announced the hiring of former Major League first baseman Hal Morris as the new Director of Pro Scouting.

"Hal brings a very special set of skills to our organization," said general manager Jerry Dipoto. "His abilities in the areas of player evaluation and qualitative analysis will play a major role in the program we are building here."

Morris, 46, made his major league debut in 1988 for the Yankees. He played for New York, Cincinatti, Kansas City and Detroit over 11 seasons with a .304 batting average, 76 home runs and 513 RBI in 1,246 career games. He won a World Series title with the Reds in 1990.

Morris has previously worked as a scout for both the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008-2009 and the Boston Red Sox in 2010. With the Sox, Morris evaluated players already in the organization, both on the major and minor league levels.