The Nationals have made several alterations to their scouting and player development departments in the wake of Roy Clark's departure for Los Angeles, announcing several front office promotions on Thursday.
Clark, who had served as assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel since 2009, left the Nationals to join the Dodgers earlier this month. Mike Rizzo decided to fill the vacancy from within, promoting director of player development Doug Harris to Clark's former position. Harris, who had overseen the Nationals' farm system the last four seasons, now becomes an assistant GM and will have increased responsibilities.
Kris Kline, a longtime Rizzo confidant who had served as scouting director since 2009, will continue to run the Nationals' scouting department but with a new title: assistant GM and vice president of scouting operations.
Mark Scialabba, a member of the front office since 2006, assumes Harris' old title as director of player development and essentially becomes the Nationals' new farm director.
Other promotions within the Nationals' scouting department: Mark Baca (national supervisor), Jeff Zona (special assistant to the GM) and Fred Costello (national crosschecker).
Here's an abridged list of the Nationals' updated baseball operations department...
MIKE RIZZO (president of baseball operations and general manager)
BOB BOONE (vice president, player personnel)
DOUG HARRIS (assistant GM and VP, player development)
BRYAN MINNITI (assistant GM)
PHILLIP RIZZO (senior adviser to GM)
HAROLYN CARDOZO (special assistant to GM, major league administration)
ROB McDONALD (VP, clubhouse operations and team travel)
ADAM CROMIE (director, baseball operations)
ARON WESTON (assistant, baseball operations)
DAVEY JOHNSON (consultant, baseball operations)
SAMUEL MONDRY-COHEN (baseball analytics manager)
MICHAEL DeBARTOLO (baseball operations analyst)
KRIS KLINE (asst. GM and VP, scouting operations)
BILL SINGER (director, pro scouting)
JOHNNY DiPUGLIA (director, international scouting)
KASEY McKEON (director, player procurement)
DERIC LADNIER (special assistant to GM)
RON RIZZI (special assistant to GM)
JAY ROBERTSON (special assistant to GM)
BOB SCHAEFER (special assistant to GM)
JEFF ZONA (special assistant to GM)
MARK BACA (national supervisor)
FRED COSTELLO (national crosschecker)
ERICK DALTON (coordinator, advance scouting and video)
TAISUKE SATO (assistant, international scouting)
CHRISTOPHER ROSENBAUM (assistant, advance scouting)
EDDIE LONGOSZ (assistant, scouting)
MARK SCIALABBA (director, player development)
RYAN THOMAS (assistant director, minor league operations)
J.J. ESTEVEZ (assistant, player development)