Report: Major League Baseball to open up headquarters in Latin America
Major League Baseball will open up a headquarters in Latin America, reports NBC's HardballTalk.
The headquarters will be located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The league will hold a press conference on Monday to formally announce the news, according to HardballTalk.
According to a press release, the headquarters will serve "as the central location for MLB initiatives, including education, community affairs and coaching clinics, in addition to tournaments and showcases."
Latin America is MLB's largest exporter of talent, with the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Cuba being the Latin American countries currently with the most players in the league according to data analyzed by Best Tickets.
Back in 2010, MLB expanded its scouting bureau to Latin America, and in July 2013 the league announced new initiatives for Latin American prospects.
- Molly Geary