San Diego Padres hire well-respected Dodgers Scouting Director Logan White

San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller made huge addition to the Padres front-office by hiring Dodgers scouting director Logan White.

According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Logan White is leaving the Dodgers for the Padres to be senior advisor to Padres general manager A.J. Preller and director of pro scouting.

Logan White earlier this season interviewed for the San Diego Padres vacant general manager position.

Logan White has been with the Dodgers since 2002 and has been in charge of drafting and signing players from the MLB draft for the Dodgers. Under Logan White the Dodgers have had excellent success in the draft with the selections of Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Chad Billingsley, James Loney, Russell Martin, Jonathan Broxton and Dee Gordon. Logan White also oversees the Dodgers international scouting department and has also had excellent success in this field with the signings of Takashi Saito, Hiroki Kuroda, Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002, Logan White was a minor league pitcher for the Seattle Mariners from 1984-87, an area scout for the Baltimore Orioles from 1990-92, an associate scout for the Seattle Mariners from 1988-89, the West Coast scouting supervisor from 1993 to 1995 for the Padres and west coast scouting supervisor for the Orioles from 1995-2002.

Logan White is a huge hire for the Padres. He is one of the most respected baseball scouts in the game and his drafting and player development resume is second to none.