Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid died Tuesday night while visiting his family in Las Vegas. He was 53 years old.
Seid was 53. The team did not comment about a cause of death.
"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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