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Cubs hire former Marlins scout Aaron Sele

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The longtime MLB pitcher has been a scout and special assistant for the last decade.

Aaron Sele pitching for the Red Sox in the 1990x
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Aaron Sele, who was once a first-round draft pick (1991, by the Red Sox, 23rd overall), pitched for the Red Sox, Rangers, Mariners, Angels, Dodgers and Mets in a 15-year major-league career. Now, he is going to be a member of the Cubs’ baseball operations department:

Sele spent a decade after his playing career, from 2008-17, as a member of the Dodgers’ baseball operations department, first as a minor-league pitching instructor, then as a special assistant. He spent 2018 working for the Marlins as a special assignment scout, and was let go last week:

It’s unclear at this time exactly what Sele’s role will be with the Cubs, but based on this tweet, it could be as a pro scout:

That’s something any good pitching staff can use these days — low-cost relievers. The Cubs have made some excellent under-the-radar hires in baseball operations over the last few years, and it appears that Sele could be yet another one of these good hires.