KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have promoted
J.J. Picollo to assistant general manager of scouting and player
In his new role, he will be the final authority on the team's
free agent scouting.
Picollo followed Royals general manager Dayton Moore to the
Royals from the Atlanta Braves in 2006 as the director of player
development. He will continue in that capacity with his new title.
Picollo worked for the Atlanta Braves from 1999 to 2006 in both
scouting and player development.
Before his time in the Braves organization, Picollo served as a
recruiting coordinator and a baseball instructor for five years at
George Mason and George Washington universities.
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