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12/09/08 3:34 PM EST

Jays add to scouting department

Toronto hires former big league pitcher as professional scout

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LAS VEGAS -- The Blue Jays made an addition to their scouting department on Tuesday, hiring Roy Smith to serve as a professional scout.

Smith has spent three decades in baseball, first as a player over an eight-year big league career that included stints with the Indians, Twins and Orioles. Smith, 47, spent the past 13 seasons in the Pirates' organization, most recently serving as a special assistant to the general manager. From 1999-2004, Smith was an assistant general manager for Pittsburgh and was the interim general manager from June 11-12, 2001.

As a player, Smith -- a third-round Draft pick of the Phillies in 1979 -- finished his career with a 30-31 record and a 4.60 ERA. The right-hander was a member of the World Series champion Twins team in 1987, going 10-6 with a 3.92 ERA that year for Minnesota.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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