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New addition Poitevint will concentrate on Asian scouting

New addition Poitevint will concentrate on Asian scouting

Longtime baseball man Ray Poitevint, announced Monday as the Orioles' executive director of international baseball, will be in charge of the organization's scouting efforts in Asia.

The Orioles have spent this offseason tapping into the market, signing Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada and Taiwanesse lefty Wei-Yin Chen to multiyear major league deals as well as signing Korean pitcher Eun-Chul Choi to a minor league deal.

Poitevint said the Orioles aren't done this offseason. He will attend Chen's introductory news conference in Taiwan on Jan. 16, and along the way, he hopes to sign some of the top high school pitchers out of Korea.

"I'm excited,"...

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