Major League Baseball is opening up a Latin American Headquarters


The press conference for this will be on Monday so that’s when you’ll hear more about it. But this is from the press release I just got:

Major League Baseball will hold a press conference to launch its new Latin American headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The office will serve as the central location for MLB initiatives, including education, community affairs and coaching clinics, in addition to tournaments and showcases.

That’s neat. And probably smart. There are a lot of excesses and a lot of lack of oversight in Latin American scouting, both on the sides of players and their representatives and on the side of MLB-affiliated scouts. More direct oversight of this is probably good.