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New Orioles international scouting director Koby Perez sees ways for team to get up to speed

New Orioles international scouting director Koby Perez sees ways for team to get up to speed

As new Orioles senior director of international scouting Koby Perez takes over one of the several tall tasks facing the rebuilding franchise as it looks to modernize its baseball operation, he said he believes the organization can quickly begin making an impact in a Latin American market it has mostly neglected this decade.

"When I was called to come aboard, I was ecstatic about the situation that we can put ourselves in here, to try and hit the ground running and try to add some prospects so we can give [executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias] some chips there for the future," Perez said on a conference call Wednesday.

Elias made Perez, 40, his...

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