Jerry Krause is leaving his job directing the White Sox's international scouting to take a new role with the Diamondbacks, Baseball America correspondent Mark Gonzales reported today.
After firing former director of player personnel David Wilder and two Latin American scouts in May 2008 amidst a federal investigation into bonus skimming, the White Sox waited two years to hire Krause to overhaul a decimated international program.
The organization spent most of last year adding scouting personnel to revamp their Latin American staff rather than competing for top international free agents. The White Sox ranked 29th in spending on international amateur players in 2010, with an estimated signing budget of $345,000.
Gonzales reports that Krause will serve as a special assistant to Jerry DiPoto, the Diamondbacks vice president of scouting and player development.
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