PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates added Phil Huttmann and Jamie Brewington as professional scouts, the team announced on Wednesday. Pittsburgh has been reconfiguring much of its scouting department all offseason.
Huttmann was most recently an area scout for Detroit, where he focused on southern California and Hawaii. He spent three years in that position. Prior to joining the Tigers, Huttmann worked 12 years in the Royals organization. He served as a part-time scout, area scout and as the organization's scouting operations coordinator.
Brewington is a former right-handed pitcher who made 39 career Major League appearances. Selected by the Giants in the 1992 First-Year Player Draft, Brewington made his debut with San Francisco three years later. He hopped around to play for five more organizations and with an Independent League club before retiring in 2004.
The additions of Huttmann and Brewington increase the number of professional scouts in the Pirates organization to seven. Robert Guzik, Gary Robinson, Jim Dedrick, Kurt Kemp and Alvin Rittman round out that part of the scouting staff.
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