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Hires coming slowly, but Mike Elias says Orioles front office has 'full capabilities to operate'

Hires coming slowly, but Mike Elias says Orioles front office has 'full capabilities to operate'

In hiring Koby Perez as the Orioles’ new senior director of international scouting this week, executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias filled another key vacancy in what was originally a pretty threadbare baseball operations department at Camden Yards.

It's only been filled out slightly since Elias came on in November. But despite a litany of dismissals last year both before and after his arrival, Elias said the club is essentially fully operational with less than six weeks to go before spring training.

"We're very busy on all fronts," Elias said Thursday on a conference call introducing Perez. “We have normal front office activity going on in terms of...

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