Blue Jays Add to Scouting Staff

The Toronto Blue Jays officially announced today that they promoted Andrew Tinnish to Assistant Scouting Director and have added Marco Paddy as the new Director of Latin American Operations after Tony Arias left the club.

The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted Andrew Tinnish to the role of Assistant Scouting Director and have added Marco Paddy as the club's new Director of Latin American Operations.

Tinnish, a 30-year-old native of Hamilton joins Scouting Director, Jon Lalonde, to form the first all Canadian tandem to lead the Blue Jays Scouting Department in club history.

The Brock University graduate has been a member of the Toronto Blue Jays Scouting Department since 2002, starting as an Assistant in Baseball Operations.

In January of 2003, he was named an Area Scout, responsible for covering North Florida and Alabama.

In September of 2003, he was named Scouting Coordinator, assisting in all facets of the department's operations, with a special emphasis on the amateur draft.

He played one season in the Independent League (Quebec Capitales) in 1999, pitching to a record of 3-1 in 22 appearances.

Paddy, a 42-year-old native of Panama, was originally selected by the Atlanta Braves as a catcher in the 1988 First-Year Player Draft. He played one year of professional baseball before serving as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for his alma mater, Southern University, in Baton Rouge, La.

He was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Player Development for the Atlanta Braves after spending nine years as an Area Scout, responsible for covering Georgia, Florida and his home country.

In August of 2004, he was named Director of Latin American Operations for the Braves and fulfilled his duties until joining the Toronto Blue Jays organization last month.

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