Ex-Orioles executive Beattie named a pro scout with Jays

February 25, 2010|By Sports Digest

The Toronto Blue Jays named former Orioles executive Jim Beattie a professional scout. Beattie, 55, who pitched for the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, was general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1989 to 1995 and executive vice president of the Orioles from 2002 to 2005.

Nationals: General manager Mike Rizzo said right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 pick in June's draft, would make his first exhibition start on March 9 against the Tigers at Space Coast Stadium and will pitch every fifth day, regardless of where the game was to be played.

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