MLB puts Garagiola Jr. in charge of discipline

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NEW YORK - Major League Baseball announced several changes to its baseball operations department Tuesday, including the appointment of Joe Garagiola Jr. as senior vice president of standards and on- field operations.

Garagiola, who had been senior vice president of baseball operations since 2005, will be in charge of player discipline for on-field infractions, pace of game program, uniform policy, stadium configurations and other on-field issues.

He will report to Joe Torre, who was named executive vice president for baseball operations in February.

Additionally, the league hired Kim Ng and Peter Woodfork as senior vice presidents for baseball operations.

Ng had spent the last nine years as vice president and assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Woodfork was a vice president and assistant GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the last five years, though began his baseball career in the league office.

The league also promoted Randy Marsh and Rich Rieker to directors of umpiring. They had served among MLB's group of umpire supervisors.


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