The Red Sox have hired one of former Cubs GM Jim Hendry's top assistants to help out their major league scouting staff. He's veteran scout Gary Hughes, who served as special assistant to Hendry before resigning in late September after Hendry was fired.
Hughes, 70, spent nine seasons with the Cubs under Hendry, who was hired as a special assistant to the Yankees' Brian Cashman just a few days ago.
The hire, first reported by USA Today's Bob Nightengale, was confirmed by the Red Sox.
Hughes scouted Tom Brady as a catcher at Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., for the Montreal Expos and recommended the Expos draft Brady. Hughes always believed Brady would have been a very good catcher.