The Chicago Cubs today announced that long-time scout Paul Weaver has been named special assistant to the general manager.
Weaver, 54, has served as a scout for the past 28 years. He most recently served as a Major League scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks over the past two seasons.
Prior to his stint with Arizona, Weaver worked for the Houston Astros from 1980-2004. He began his tenure with Houston as an area scout from 1980-1989. He then handled dual roles as a national cross checker and international supervisor until he was promoted to a Major League scout in 1995.
Weaver's Major League scouting career began in 1978 when he worked as an area scout and supervisor for the San Diego Padres for three years.
A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., Weaver was the Cal State-Fullerton assistant and hitting coach from 1976-1978.