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Mark Wiley named special assistant, baseball operations; Mike Paul named Major League scout
11/30/2005 5:39 PM ET
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced today that Mark Wiley has been named Special Assistant for Baseball Operations. Additionally, Mike Paul has been named the organization's Major League Scout.

Wiley, 57, returns to the organization after spending last year as the pitching coach for the Florida Marlins. He was the Rockies' Senior Director of Player Personnel for the 2000 season. Since his first stint with Colorado, Wiley has also served as pitching coach for Kansas City and Baltimore. During his coaching career, he has been pitching coach for Baltimore (1987, 2001-04), Cleveland (1988-91, 1995-98), Kansas City (1999), and Florida (2005). The Indians pitching staff won American League ERA titles in 1995 and 1996, while the team also reached the World Series twice during Wiley's tenure on the coaching staff. He was also a special assignment scout for Cleveland from 1992-94.

Wiley began his coaching career with six seasons in Baltimore's minor league system, serving as a manager, coach and roving instructor from 1981-86. A native of La Mesa, California, Wiley pitched 11 professional seasons, making 21 appearances in the major leagues.

Paul joins the organization after spending the last year as the advance scout for the Washington Nationals. Paul has previously been an advance scout for Oakland (1992, 1994), Texas (1995-2001), Chicago-NL (2002), and Arizona (2003-04). He has also served on the coaching staffs for Seattle and Oakland, and was pitching coach for the Mariners from 1989-91, Randy Johnson's first seasons in the American League. Paul began his coaching career in the minor leagues for San Diego (1983-84) and Milwaukee (1985-86).

A former left-handed pitcher, Paul spent seven seasons in the major leagues, going 27-48 with a 3.91 ERA in 228 games/77 starts in his career with Cleveland (1968-71), Texas (1972-73), and Chicago-NL (1973-74). He finished his playing career from 1976-82 in the Mexican League. Paul currently resides in Tucson, where he graduated from the University of Arizona.

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