Skip Schumaker’s New Career

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Skip Schumaker was definitely a fan favorite here in St. Louis especially with the young fans. I am very happy to report that he had a landed a front office job with the San Diego Padres. He deserves it. Here is the article written by Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union Tribune….

Skip Schumaker spent less than a month in the Padres’ spring-training camp before he decided to retire from an 11-year playing career. Similarly, his time away from the organization did not last long.  The Padres on Wednesday announced the hiring of Schumaker as an assistant to baseball operations and player development. Manager Andy Green said Schumaker already had delved into his new role in the front office. “He’s a high-character, high-quality guy that’s already been out seeing our drafted guys, and he’s been out to Double-A,” Green said. “He’s making his rounds in the organization, trying to offer his insight to different levels. It’s a nice way to keep him involved in the game.”

A well-regarded veteran in the latter part of his career, Schumaker hit .278 over stints with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Reds.

 In February, the Southern California native signed a minor league deal with the Padres. In early March, he retired with little fanfare. Though a welcome clubhouse presence, he told Green he did not want to cost a more deserving player a job.

Schumaker’s re-entry into baseball will allow him to assist in other ways.

“I think everybody here has a profound respect for him,” Green said. “We’re excited to have him around.”

 

 

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