UPDATE: I just heard from the Pirates that Baad will be an intern in Baseball Operations, and NOT a scout. She also won't be a full time employee. This is much different than what NBC 29 reported, and also kind of a weird situation, since Baad's comments in the article fit the description of what a scout does. Of course, they also fit the description of a baseball operations intern. So perhaps the author of the original report just assumed she was a scout, and that information didn't come from Baad.
Either way, Baad will be working for the Pirates, starting later this month, but won't be the second full time female scout in MLB (or yet, at least). The Pirates have had females working as interns in baseball Ops in the past, including one last year, so this isn't a totally unique situatio...
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