KANSAS CITY, MO (Nov. 2, 2007) – The Kansas City Royals have announced that Louie Medina has been promoted to Special Assistant to the General Manager/Player Personnel and Donnie Williams was promoted to Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Royals Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Dayton Moore made the announcement.
“We are extremely fortunate to have both Louie and Donnie in our organization,” Royals GM Dayton Moore said. “Their contributions have been and will continue to be instrumental to the process of making the Kansas City Royals into a model franchise.”
Medina just finished his seventh season in the Royals organization and his fourth as Special Assistant to the General Manager. He spent the previous three seasons as a professional scout. The Phoenix resident played professionally for eight seasons in the Indians and Royals organizations before ending his playing career with three seasons for Hiroshima in Japan. He transitioned to the front office in 1995 with the Arizona Diamondbacks as an area supervisor in the scouting department.
Williams joined the Royals organization prior to the 2007 season as a Special Assistant to the General Manager. Prior to 2007, he served as a Major League scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for 11 seasons. Williams scouted and was a Major League coach from the San Diego Padres inception in 1969 to 1980 before joining the Atlanta Braves in 1981 as a scout. He resides in Paragould, Arkansas.
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