The Cubs announced Friday afternoon that Jaron Madison was hired as the Cubs’ new director of amateur scouting. Madison replaces Tim Wilken, who was given a promotion and contract extension to stay with the organization. Tim Wilken will serve as a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.
Jaron Madison, 36, has spent the last three years as Director of Amateur Scouting for the San Diego Padres. Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod hired Madison in 2009. Madison began his career as an area scout in the Padres organization in 2002 and spent time with the Pirates (2002-2005) and Cardinals (2008-2009).
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