Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
The Pirates have hired longtime scout and baseball executive Bill Livesey as senior adviser to general manager Neal Huntington, the team announced today.
Livesey, 72, has been a professional scout with the New York Yankees since 2008 and spent 18 years with the Yankees from 1978 to 1995, eventually being promoted to vice president of player development and scouting. He was hired as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays special assistant to the general manager in 1995 and later served as director of player personnel. He has also worked for the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays.
Livesey’s son, Jeff, has been the Pirates minor league hitting coordinator for the past two seasons and has worked in the Pirates’ organization for 10 years.
I was happy when Livesey came back to the Yankees. So, I am sad now to see him go. Pittsburgh’s gain is New York’s loss, here.