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11/29/2007 4:05 PM ET
Giants name Ron Schueler, Joe Lefebvre and Ed Creech Senior Advisors
Matt Nerland named Special Assistant for Scouting
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have named longtime baseball veterans Ron Schueler and Joe Lefebvre as Senior Advisors, Player Personnel, and Ed Creech, Senior Advisor, Scouting, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean announced today. The team also announced that Matt Nerland has been appointed Special Assistant, Scouting.

Schueler, 59, brings a wealth of baseball knowledge, having previously served as the Chicago White Sox General Manager for 10 years from 1991-2000. Over his tenure, the White Sox compiled an 817-734 (.527) mark, finished first or second in their division in eight of his 10 seasons, and won division titles in 1993 and 2000. The White Sox were named "Organization of the Year" by Baseball America in 2000. After stepping down from running Chicago's day-to-day baseball operations following the 2000 campaign, he served as a senior vice president and special consultant to chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Most recently, he was a scout with the St. Louis Cardinals organization from 2005-07, helping them to the 2006 World Championship and two division titles.

The Hays, KS native compiled a 40-48 record as a pitcher over eight major league seasons with Atlanta (1972-73), Philadelphia (1974-76), Minnesota (1977) and the White Sox (1978-79). When his playing career ended in June 1979, he was hired by the White Sox as the club's pitching coach. He served in that capacity through 1981 before joining the Oakland Athletics as pitching coach from 1982-84. He held the same duties with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986 before joining the A's front office, where he received a World Series ring in 1989 as a scout and special assistant to then general manager Sandy Alderson.

Lefebvre, 51, will enter his 13th season with the Giants in 2008. He will work under Sabean in his new capacity after having been a Major League coach with the club the last six seasons, including the last five years as hitting coach. The former outfielder also served as a minor league coordinator and hitting coach after joining the organization in 1996. Prior to joining San Francisco, he was an instructor in the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies systems, following a playing career that saw him compile a .258 average in 447 Major League games over six seasons with the Yankees (1980), San Diego Padres (1981-83) and Phillies (1983-86). The Concord, NH native was originally the Yankees' third round selection in the June, 1977 Draft.

Creech, 56, joins the Giants organization after having served the last six years as Pittsburgh's Director of Scouting. He also held the same responsibilities with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2001), Cardinals (1998) and Montreal Expos (1994-97). During his tenure as a scouting director, he has ushered 54 of his draft picks to the majors, including the likes of Javier Vazquez, Milton Bradley, Michael Barrett, Brian Schneider, J.D. Drew, Jack Wilson, Shane Victorino, Tom Gorzelanny and Paul Maholm. The Columbia, SC native played six seasons in the Expos organization, before later becoming a coach and manager for six years (1982-85, 1990-91). He also served as an area scout for the team from 1985-91, and as a scouting supervisor from 1991-93.

Nerland, 40, has been a member of the Giants scouting department for 19 years, both on the administrative side and as a field scout. The Modesto, CA native returns this season from a medical leave and will serve as a special assistant after serving as the club's director of scouting for eight seasons from 1998-2006. During the eight First-Year Player Drafts that he was instrumental in from 1998-2006, 37 players have matriculated to the majors, including 17 players on the Giants' current 40-man roster. After starting his career as a baseball operations intern with the Giants in 1989, the San Francisco State graduate has continually gained more responsibility during his tenure with the club, evaluating talent at both the major and minor league levels and advising Sabean on player acquisitions at the big league level.
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