MacDonald to get scouting director job

Chad MacDonald, who has been director of international scouting for the Arizona Diamondbacks for the past two years, will be named the next scouting director of the Mets.

MacDonald was hired by Arizona under former GM Josh Byrnes, with whom he also worked in Cleveland. He served as assistant scouting director under Mike Rizzo there, and then Tom Allison, after Rizzo left for Washington.

A native Texan, he broke into the business with the Rangers.

Here is MacDonald's bio from the 2010 Diamondbacks media guide:

"MacDonald oversees the scouting of amateur players in Latin America, Europe and Asia and also contributes to amateur scouting for the June First-Year Player Draft each year. Prior to joining the D-backs, MacDonald spent three seasons (2003-05) with the Los Angeles Angels and another three years (2000-02) as a scout with the Cleveland Indians. He left his mark on both organizations after being named Topps’ Scout of the Month during the 2001 and 2005 seasons. MacDonald played baseball, football and basketball at Arlington-Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, before concentrating solely on baseball at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. He and his wife, Julie, reside in Chandler with their children, Caden and Cort."