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Livesey rejoins Yankees following 13-year absence

10/23/2008 6:04 PM ET
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Bill Livesey was hired by the New York Yankees as a pro scout on Thursday, 13 years after he was fired as vice president for player development and scouting.

Livesey, who oversaw the Yankees' draft when they selected Derek Jeter with the sixth pick in 1992, was with the Yankees from 1977-95 as a minor league manager, area scout, national crosschecker and farm director.

The baseball and soccer coach at St. Petersburg's Eckerd College from 1972-77, he was hired as Tampa Bay's director of player of personnel a week after he was fired by the Yankees.

He became special assistant to the general manager for Toronto in November 2001, then was hired as special assistant to the GM of the New York Mets in December 2003.

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