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Special Assistant to the GM & Major League Advance Scout
Mark Weidemaier enters his third season with the D-backs as the organization's Special Assistant to the General Manager & Major League Advance Scout. In his first season as the team's advance scout, the D-backs won the National League West Division. Weidemaier's primary responsibilities are to provide comprehensive Major League advance scouting reports on all D-backs opponents to Manager Kirk Gibson and Bench Coach Alan Trammell, while consulting with the baseball operations department on player trades, acquisitions and roster moves. In addition, Weidemaier will continue to serve as a working coach to help coordinate Major League Spring Training.
Now in his 33rd year of professional baseball, Weidemaier joined the D-backs after serving 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, working in a similar capacity as the club's Special Assistant to the General Manager. After joining the Dodgers in 1999 as the club's Major League Advance Scout, Weidemaier added the Special Assistant title in 2003. During his tenure with the Dodgers' organization, Weidemaier aided Managers Jim Tracy and Joe Torre and their staffs to three NL West Division Championships in 2004, 2008 and 2009. Throughout the offseason, Weidemaier also scouted the Winter Leagues, including the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, Weidemaier was the Major League Advance Scout for the Chicago White from 1996-98. He also worked for the Cleveland Indians as a Regional Crosschecker and was responsible for scouting the Eastern United States and Latin America, as well as covering Winter Ball in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic from 1991-95. He was the lead advance scout on the Indians' 1995 American League Championship team.
In 1989 and 1990, he worked in Player Development for the New York Yankees as the Coordinator of Defense and was also the Director of Baseball Operations for the Yankees' Dominican Republic Academy.
The Columbus, Ohio native managed the Union Laguna Club in the Mexican League in 1988 and also served as the Director of Player Development for the Mexican League's Pasteje Academy. He worked for the California Angels as a scouting supervisor, roving infield instructor and as the Angels' Field Coordinator at their Dominican Republic Academy (1984-87). He began his career with the Kansas City Royals and started in Player Development as a Minor League Coach in 1982.
During his career, he has signed a number of Major League player including Paul Sorrento, Herbert Perry and Jonathan Nunnally. Weidemaier holds a Master's Degree in Sports Administration from The Ohio State University where he was an Assistant Baseball Coach. Weidemaier was also the Head Baseball Coach at Montreat-Anderson Junior College as well as the field manager of the Waynesboro Generals in the Shenandoah Valley Summer College Baseball League. He received his Bachelor's Degree in English and Journalism from Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
Weidemaier and his wife, Tracy, reside in Liberty, N.C.
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