Mel Didier, former Texas Rangers scout and special advisor to the general manager and longtime baseball man, has passed away at the age of 90, according to T.R. Sullivan on Twitter.
Didier spent basically his entire life in the game, as a player, a coach, and as a scout. He was an adviser for Jon Daniels in Daniels’ early years as a g.m., before being let go after the 2009 season (in a move that Jim Reeves, at the time, felt was because Didier was too friendly and talkative with the media). Didier had been working with the Toronto Blue Jays as a special advisor prior to his death.
ESPN had a good story on Didier a few years back that you can check out here.
UPDATE — Sullivan now tweets that Didier is in hospice care, but is still among the living. Nevertheless, it sounds like his situation is serious.