Mariners announce handful of front office promotions

SEATTLE (AP) New Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced promotions Thursday for Jeff Kingston, Tom Allison and Lee MacPhail in Seattle's front office.

Kingston has been promoted to vice president and assistant general manager for baseball operations after serving as an assistant under former GM Jack Zduriencik.

Allison was promoted to vice president of player personnel and will oversee all aspects of the Mariners' scouting department. Allison was previously Seattle's director of pro scouting, a role that MacPhail will take over after being a pro scout for the club.

Additionally, Seattle has added Joe Bohringer as a special assistant to Dipoto. Bohringer spent the last four seasons as the Chicago Cubs director of pro scouting.

Tom McNamara (amateur scouting director) and Tim Kissner (international scouting director) will continue in their same roles.

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