Detroit Tigers mourn passing of longtime scout and ‘dear friend’ Scott Reid

The Detroit Tigers family has suffered a loss today.

Longtime scout Scott Reid, who served in various roles with Detroit including scouting director, vice president to the general manager, vice president of player personnel and senior adviser, has passed away at the age of 74.

“Myself, along with so many others across the baseball community are saddened to learn of Scott Reid’s passing,” Tigers general manager Al Avila said in a statement Wednesday. “We were blessed to spend decades working in the trenches alongside Scott.

After a brief playing career with Philadelphia Phillies from 1969-70, he began his scouting career with them, and also later worked for the Chicago Cubs and Florida Marlins. He served as assistant to Dombrowski during the 1997 season, winning the World Series.

He later joined Avila and former GM Dave Dombrowski in Detroit in 2002.

“We will always remember his passion for baseball, intellect of the game, and his standing as an all-around great talent evaluator, father and person,” Avila said. “Scott was a trusted advisor to many in the Tigers organization, and a dear friend to all.”

“He meant a lot to this organization and to a lot of people in this organization,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said Wednesday. “He did so much long before I got here. Our thoughts are with his family, with his friends, with his colleagues and the people around the game that he touched. Just gone too soon.”

– – Quotes via Detroit Free Press Link – –