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Cubs hire Alaskan scout

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — After winning a World Series ring in 2008 as a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies, Juneau-Douglas High School alum Tim Kissner has taken a promotion in the form of a new job with the Chicago Cubs.

The Juneau Empire reports the 39-year-old Kissner is the Cubs’ new West Coast Supervisor, otherwise known as a crosschecker.

Kissner is now responsible for sorting through the six lists of players covering the 16 western states, and adding them to a master list for the Major League Baseball draft.

Kissner was formerly the Pacific Rim Coordinator for the Phillies for 10 years, and a scout for the Cleveland Indians before that.

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