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Roy Clark’s 11-year tenure as the Braves scouting director came to a close on Tuesday, when Clark informed general manager Frank Wren that he had accepted the opportunity to become an assistant general manager with the Nationals.
Throughout the summer there were indications that Clark was angling to find an organization that would allow him to oversee both the scouting and player development departments. It’s believed that the Nationals are going to provide him this opportunity.
Sources have indicated that Clark has already started calling scouts to see who is willing to join him in Washington.
There’s no doubt that Clark is one of the game’s best talent evaluators of amateur talent. But a team source indicated that his departure could allow the Braves scouting department to be a more cohesive unit.
Roy has always been good to me and I wish him all the luck as he and GM Mike Rizzo attempt to build the Nationals organization into a winner.
Roy Clark, who has spent the past 11 years as the Braves director of scouting, will interview with the Nationals on Monday afternoon. Clark is expected to be interviewing to gain a similar role that would also provide him the tag of being an assistant general manager.
Widely regarded for his nose for talent, Clark has run each of the past 10 First-Year Player Drafts for the Braves. He joined the club as an area scout midway through the 1989 season and then served as both a scouting supervisor and national supervisor from 1995-99.
Throughout the summer, there has been speculation that Clark might part ways with the Braves. Many individuals within the baseball industry have felt he might have ended up with the Padres if Jerry DiPoto was cleared to leave the Diamondbacks and become San Diego’s general manager.