Orioles director of amateur scouting Joe Jordan confirmed by text message this morning that he has accepted the position of director of player development with the Philadelphia Phillies. He leaves after seven years as the guy in charge of stocking the Orioles' system with draft prospects.
Jordan joined the Orioles in 2004, replacing Tony DeMacio. He was responsible for drafting catcher Matt Wieters and starters Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta and Zach Britton. He also missed on some players but obviously is well-regarded around the major leagues.