The Cubs announced a host of staff changes Friday.
The organization released a full list of baseball operations promotions and hirings for Theo Epstein's department.
The list is headlined by Kyle Evans' promotion to Director of Pro Scouting and a Special Assistant to the president and general manager, replacing Jared Porter, who left for the Arizona Diamondbacks after the 2016 season.
The rest of the changes are as follows:
—Alex Suarez, promoted to Director of International Pro Scouting; Assistant Director of Player Development and International Amateur Scouting
—Jason Parks, promoted to Special Assistant to the president and general manager.
—Andrew Bassett, promoted to Assistant Director, Pro Scouting
—Min Sung, promoted to Supervisor, Pacific Rim Scouting/Special Assignment Professional Scout
—Jason Cooper, promoted to Special Assignment scout
—Jake Ciarrachi, promoted to MLB scout
—Joe Nelson, hired as MLB scout
—Nic Jackson, hired as pro scout
—Shane Farrell, promoted to Upper Midwest Area scout
—Ella Cahill, promoted to Amateur Scouting Assistant
—John Baker, promoted to Coordinator, Mental Skills
—Greg Davey, promoted to Coordinator, Baseball Operations
—Albert Lyu, promoted to Developer, Research and Development
—Garrett Chiado, promoted to Assistant, Research and Development
—Jacob Eisenberg, hired as Assistant, Research and Development
—John Pedrotty, hired as Trainee, Baseball Operations