Rudy Terrasas has scouted for many years. After college, he was a teacher and junior high school coach for six years. He began as an associate scout with the 1981 Philadelphia Phillies and was a full-time scout by 1983; he signed Chuck McElroy among others. He later moved on to the Texas Rangers, signing Rusty Greer as an area scout. As a crosschecker, he helped sign Scott Podsednik and Craig Monroe. From 1996-1997, he was a professional scout. Terrasas became special assistant to Rangers GM Doug Melvin and held that role until 2003. In 2003-2004, he was a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2005, he joined the New York Mets and he became their Scouting Director later that year, replacing Russ Bove. He held the job until November 2010.