Jamie Chancellor Brewington, whom the Pirates on Wednesday hired as a pro scout, faces a hearing April 2 in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Court in Phoenix, for non-payment of child support. The Pirates knew of Brewington’s legal issues before he was hired. “We were aware of it,” general manager Neal Huntington said. “I believe everyone deserves a second chance. It’s very important to us and to Jamie that he meets his obligation, and he is working hard to do so.”
Brewington, 40, of Chandler, Ariz., is a former major league pitcher and has not played pro ball since 2004. He did not return a phone call from the Tribune-Review.
In his 12-year career, Brewington pitched in 39 total games with the San Francisco Giants (1995) and Cleveland Indians (2000). On July 16, 2000, Brewington got his ninth and final career victory by tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief in the Indians’ 6-4 victory against the Pirates. After retiring from baseball, Brewington worked as an enrollment representative for the University of Phoenix and an account manager for Corporate Flooring Solutions, Inc. He also made baseball training videos.