Marlins add two more touted scouts
WASHINGTON — The Marlins are closing out their regular season on Sunday afternoon, but already the organization is stocking up its front office by adding two more touted scouts in preparation for 2015.
Dominic Viola and David Keller are coming to Miami to beef up the club’s player personnel department.
Viola was formerly with the Reds, and Keller has been with the Red Sox. The hirings add two more experienced evaluators to an already respected front office.
On closing day 2013, the Marlins reshaped their front office when Michael Hill was promoted to president of baseball operations and Dan Jennings to general manager.
Since, they’ve put together an experience-rich department that played a big part in two mid-season trades. Their finger prints are on the decision to acquire reliever Bryan Morris from Pittsburgh in June for a Competitive Balance pick. Their input also was valuable in the acquisition of right-hander Jarred Cosart and utility player Enrique Hernandez from Houston for Jake Marisnick and Colin Moran.
Both those trades made immediate impacts this season.
— Joe Frisaro