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Tigers scout Eddie Bane hired by Red Sox as special assistant

The Detroit Tigers lost a good baseball mind on Monday, as major league scout Eddie Bane was hired away by the Boston Red Sox.

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Detroit Tigers scout Eddie Bane has been hired away by the Boston Red Sox, according to MLive's James Schmehl. Bane will serve as Boston's special assistant for player personnel.

Bane had been with the Tigers as a top major league scout since 2010, not long after being somewhat-controversially let go by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. During his stint as the Angels' scouting director, Bane was responsible for the selection of Mike Trout in the latter portion of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He also oversaw the selections of Jered Weaver, Kendrys Morales, Mark Trumbo and a host of others.

Before his seven-year tenure in Anaheim, Bane worked in the Indians, Rays and Dodgers organizations. In Boston, Bane will join his son, Jaymie, who is a pro scout for the Red Sox.

Prior to his scouting career, Bane spent three years as a pitcher with the Minnesota Twins. He was 7-13 with a 4.66 ERA before succumbing to injuries.