Angels scout kicked out of Giants workout

BY foxsports • March 8, 2012

Angels scout Jeff Schugel was kicked out of a San Francisco Giants workout in Scottsdale Stadium on Wednesday morning, an incident that stunned and confused the 25-year veteran.

"I got there early, and I was just doing my job, watching infield practice and grading arms," Schugel said. "The next thing you know, an usher told me I couldn't be there. I thought he was joking."

According to, Schugel didn't immediately leave the park. He walked down the first base line and sat in the stands before security, at the request of Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, chased him out of the park.

"I have all the respect in the world for Boch," Schugel said, "but maybe he was having a bad day."

A Giants official initially said scouts are allowed in the park before gates are open only to pick up tickets or credentials. But after phone calls between front-office executives, both clubs called it a "miscommunication" and the Giants announced that scouts would be allowed at morning workouts.

Mike DiGiovanna