The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly hired Patrick Guerrero as Latin American coordinator after Guerrero was fired by the Seattle Mariners recently.
Guerrero's firing came around the same time as vice president of international scouting Bob Engle leaving the Seattle organization. Both had been with the Mariners since 2001.
Despite hiring Guerrero, the Dodgers are still contemplating bringing in someone to serve as an international scouting director.
Since the new ownership took control, Los Angeles has been more proactive in spending on international talent, with the most significant signing being a seven-year, $42 million contract for Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig. Among international scouting circles, however, the signing was seen as a "colossal overpay."
On their 2012 roster, the Dodgers had eight Latin-born players, most notably infielder Hanley Ramirez from the Dominican Republic. LA finished second in the NL west this season with an 86-76 record.