Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on November 11, 2010, that Major League Baseball has established a new structure that will oversee the continued implementation of reform to the game’s operations in the Dominican Republic and throughout Latin America.
PMA litigation partner, Jorge E. Pérez-Diaz has been named the interim head of Latin American Oversight for Major League Baseball, succeeding Sandy Alderson, who was recently appointed General Manager of the New York Mets. Jorge, who has been working with Major League Baseball on Latin American issues since January, will be responsible for continuing the implementation of recommended changes aimed at improving operations in Latin America. Jorge will consult with a three-person Latin American Oversight Committee, which will be comprised of Alderson; Larry Beinfest, President of Baseball Operations for the Florida Marlins; and Bill Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Minnesota Twins.
PMA managing partner, Jaime E. Santos said “we, at PMA, celebrate Jorge’s designation as the interim head of Latin American Oversight for MLB and are very excited with the opportunity of collaborating with MLB in this important endeavor.”