02/02/12 5:36 PM EST
Red Sox hire veteran scout Hughes
By Evan Drellich / MLB.com
Hughes, 70, spent nine years with the Cubs as a right-hand man to Jim Hendry, Chicago's general manager until Theo Epstein's regime came in. Hughes will work with Boston's scouting department.
Baseball America honored Hughes with its lifetime achievement award in 2007, and Hughes was inducted into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame two years later. Hughes has worked with the Expos, Marlins, Rockies and Yankees, and he has ties to current Tigers president Dave Dombrowski and current Braves general manager Frank Wren.