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Dodgers hire 6 international scouts for worldwide baseball player manhunt



The sign in the upper decks of Dodgers Stadium.
The sign in the upper decks of Dodgers Stadium.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are adding Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar to the MLB team's team of international baseball scouts, according to a Dodgers press release.

In the announcement Monday, Dodgers’ General Manager Ned Colletti said the six international scouts, who will serve under Vice-President of International Scouting Bob Engle, will cover the following areas:

  • Avila will be coordinator of Venezuela operations
  • Grimaldi will be coordinator of European operations
  • Guerrero will be coordinator of Latin America
  • Kelly will be coordinator of the Pacific Rim
  • Storvick will be special assignment scout in the Pacific Rim
  • Tosar will be coordinator of Cuba and Mexico

Additional hires announced: Scouts Willie Fraser, Scott Groot and former Dodger third baseman Bill Mueller, and Josh Bard as special assistant, player personnel.