Padres hire Acey Kohrogi to scout Asian players

BY foxsports • June 12, 2015

The Padres may be getting a stronger presence in Asia as a result of their recent hire. According to U-T San Diego, the team announced on Wednesday the hire of Acey Kohrogi as advisor for Pacific Rim operations. Kohrogi is notable for spending parts of 20 years with the Dodgers organization during which he helped bring players like Hideo Nomo from Japan and Chan Ho Park from South Korea.

Unlike other West Coast teams like the Dodgers, Giants and Mariners, the Padres have not been known for having notable Asian-born players on their rosters throughout the years.

(h/t U-T San Diego)

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