The Atlanta Braves announced today that they have reached a formalized working agreement with the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese League.
"We are extremely pleased to announce this agreement," said Dayton Moore, Assistant General Manager/Baseball Operations. "We have great respect for the Hanshin organization and we are looking forward to developing a stronger working relationship with them."
Braves Eastern Rim Scouting Coordinator Phil Dale and International Scout Hiroyuki Oya have worked informally with the Tigers for several years in the talent evaluation of Japanese players.
"We have worked hard to develop our international scouting and Phil and Hiroyuki have had a good relationship with the Tigers for some time," Moore said. "This agreement will help us in building a strong and trusting partnership as we seek and exchange information that allows us to acquire talent from Japan."
Braves sign working agreement with Japan team
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