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January 8, 2009 at 2:30 AM

Sox announce new scouts

On Thursday the Red Sox announced a number of additions to their scouting department: Dean Decillis and Steve Peck will be joining the organization as professional scouts, Tim Hyres as the area scout for Georgia, and Fernando Tamayo as an international scouting assistant. Decillis, a thirteen-year scouting veteran, joins the team from San Francisco, having most recently served as their Southeast Crosschecker. Peck, a similarly tenured scout and coach, comes to Boston from Seattle, having served the last four years with the Mariners as an advance scout. Hyres, who runs a sports training facility in Atlanta, most recently worked in the pro ranks in 2002 as the hitting coach for Midwest League regular season champion West Michigan. Tamayo, a former Boston College catcher, previously joined the organization in 2008 as an intern. Additionally, the team announced the appointment of Tom Tippett as Director of Baseball Information Services. Tippett had served as a consultant to to the Department of Baseball Operation since 2003, prior to which he worked in baseball simulation software development.