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MLB names Scheurwater to full-time umpiring staff

Wegner promoted to crew chief; Scott retires after 32-year big league career

Major League Baseball announced today that umpire Stu Scheurwater has been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff.

Scheurwater, 34, has been a Minor League umpire since 2007. He was first assigned to Major League Spring Training in 2013. Since that time, Scheurwater has 268 Major League games to his credit as a call-up umpire during the regular season. He has worked in extended Spring Training, the Gulf Coast League, the Arizona Rookie League, the Northwest League, the South Atlantic League, the Carolina League, the Arizona Instructional League, the Texas League, the Pacific Coast League and the Arizona Fall League. The native of Regina, Saskatchewan is now the first full-time umpire to hail from Canada since Jim McKean, who was a Major League Umpire from 1974-2001.

Major League Baseball announced today that umpire Stu Scheurwater has been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff.

Scheurwater, 34, has been a Minor League umpire since 2007. He was first assigned to Major League Spring Training in 2013. Since that time, Scheurwater has 268 Major League games to his credit as a call-up umpire during the regular season. He has worked in extended Spring Training, the Gulf Coast League, the Arizona Rookie League, the Northwest League, the South Atlantic League, the Carolina League, the Arizona Instructional League, the Texas League, the Pacific Coast League and the Arizona Fall League. The native of Regina, Saskatchewan is now the first full-time umpire to hail from Canada since Jim McKean, who was a Major League Umpire from 1974-2001.

Scheurwater fills the roster spot created by the retirement of 32-year Major League Umpire Dale Scott, who officially joined the full-time American League staff in 1986. The Oregon native was a part of three World Series (1998, 2001 and 2004), six League Championship Series, 10 Division Series, three All-Star Games (1993, 2001, 2011) and the 2014 Opening Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sydney, Australia. During the 2001 Fall Classic, he was the home plate umpire in Game Three at Yankee Stadium, on the night of President George W. Bush's ceremonial first pitch. 

With the retirement of Scott, the crew chief vacancy has been filled by 19-year Major League Umpire Mark Wegner.