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Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid dies at 53

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and scouting director Bruce Seid (right) at work during the 2009 MLB Draft. Photo: Courtesy of Brewers.mlblogs.com

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and scouting director Bruce Seid (right) at work during the 2009 MLB Draft.

Milwaukee Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid died Tuesday night while visiting his family in Las Vegas, the team announced

Seid was 53. The team did not comment about a cause of death.

Seid joined the team as an amateur scout in 1997. He was promoted to director of amateur scouting in 2008. He worked for the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates before joining the Brewers.

"We are stunned and devastated by the news of Bruce's passing," general manager Doug Melvin said Wednesday in a release. "He was a great friend to all of us, and no words can describe the sense of loss we feel."

As a scout, Seid helped bring players such as Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, Yovani Gallardo, Rickie Weeks and Logan Schafer in to the organization. In his first draft as scouting director in 2009, Seid selected outfielder Khris Davis and infielder Scooter Gennett, both of whom are currently on the Brewers' 25-man roster.

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