LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced eight additions to their professional and international scouting staffs.
Los Angeles will have two new advance scouts next year with Willie Fraser, who originally joined the club in 2012 as a professional scout, and the hiring of long-time White Sox scout Gary Pellant. Chris Smith returns to the Dodger organization as a professional scout after four seasons with Cleveland, joining pro scouting additions Ron Mahay (14-year MLB pitcher), Peter Bergeron (former MLB outfielder) and Greg Booker, who is returning to the scouting ranks after spending the last four seasons as pitching coach for Washington's Triple-A Syracuse club. In addition, Special Assistants, Player Personnel Josh Bard and Aaron Sele will expand their duties to include pro scouting.
Internationally, the club hired Hidenori Sueyoshi as Senior Manager, International Scouting Operations, Rafael Colon as Special Advisor, International Player Performance and Juan Garcia-Puig as a scout for Spain.