KANSAS CITY, MO (October 18, 2011) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that the club has hired Tim Conroy and Jim Fregosi, Jr. as special assistants to general manager Dayton Moore.
Conroy joins the Royals from the Atlanta Braves organization where he held the position of special assistant to the general manager/Major League scout since December of 2004. Conroy previously served the Braves as a national scouting supervisor (2001-02) and a national cross checker (2003-04). Prior to his time in the Atlanta organization, Conroy worked as an area scout and an east coast regional supervisor with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1994-2000. A first-round selection of the Oakland Athletics in 1978, Conroy pitched in the Majors with the A’s (1978, 1982-85) and Cardinals (1986-87). He and his wife, Michele, reside in Monroeville, Pa. with their children, Jenna, Brooke and T.J.
Fregosi, Jr. has spent the past 10 years with the Philadelphia Phillies organization, the last three as a Major League scout. He initially joined the Phillies as an area scout in 1992 after completing a six-year minor league playing career. He also scouted for the Colorado Rockies from 1999-2000 before returning to the Phillies in 2001. The son of former Major League manager Jim Fregosi, Fregosi, Jr. was born in Inglewood, Calif., and now resides in Murrieta, Calif.