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Kevin Cash retires, takes scouting job with Blue Jays

Jan 8, 2012, 10:39 AM EDT

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From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe comes word that veteran catcher Kevin Cash has decided to hang up his cleats for good and accept a job as a major league advance scout with the Blue Jays.

Cash, 34, played for the Jays, Rays, Red Sox, Yankees and Astros during an eight-year major league career, tallying 117 hits and 12 home runs in 714 plate appearances. He was a .245/.330/.409 career hitter in the minor leagues and a .183/.248/.278 career hitter in the bigs.

Cafardo says Cash is “one of those guys you always thought would wind up being a major league manager,” so that’s something to keep in mind for the future. For now, he’ll chart and monitor Toronto’s opponents.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    This is old news. I read about this last month in a local paper. Cash was originally drafted by the Jays. Cash was a good catcher, who could not hit. He has a good baseball mind.

  2. absolutsaints - Jan 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Photo fail

  3. psuravens19 - Jan 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM


    • JBerardi - Jan 8, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      He’s that guy with 714 more MLB plate appearances than any of us.

  4. Chris K - Jan 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Now for the exciting conclusion of the Curtis Thigpen saga!

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 8, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Im sure he will sign the next Travis Snyder for the jays, in otherwords same old same old 4th place

    • cur68 - Jan 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      Trolling troll trolls…badly. Does your probation officer know you’re on the internet again, Harry? Y’know that’s a violation, right? Better check with him.

    • JBerardi - Jan 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM

      Either you don’t know what an advance scout does (they don’t sign anyone), or you didn’t even read past the headline.

      Or both.

      • proudlycanadian - Jan 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM

        Two thumbs down? I guess that Harry now has 2 screen names for this forum.

  6. joeflaccosunibrow - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    The picture of this guy looks exactly like Billy Ripken. JFGI (just f-ing google it)

  7. tn16 - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Good pick up

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