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Orioles reshuffle, name new farm director

Orioles reshuffle, name new farm director

The Orioles have plotted a new path for their farm system.

The club on Friday reassigned David Stockstill, currently serving as director of player development, to the role of director of international operations. In this position, he will handle Baltimore's scouting efforts around the world, including Latin America and the Far East.

His brother, John Stockstill, previously the director of international scouting, will take over as director of player development and will oversee the Orioles' system.

Both moves will take effect April 5.

"Both David and John are valued members of our staff, and we feel this change strengthens our overall operations," said Andy MacPhail, the Orioles' president of baseball operations. "David and John's new roles are a good fit geographically and are a reflection of their interests, skills and experience."

It was reported earlier in the week that the organization planned to shift David Stockstill's responsibilities, but the details were not made official until Friday.

MacPhail made it clear earlier in the week that the impending announcement was a mutual one.

Tripp Norton, the team's assistant director of player development, and coordinator of Minor League instruction Brian Graham will also likely wind up with expanded roles.

David Stockstill, 52, has been employed by the Orioles since 1994. In addition to his role as farm director, which he has held since November 2004, he has also worked as a roving hitting instructor, fielding instructor, field coordinator and interim Minor League manager.

John Stockstill, who has expanded the team's international outreach in recent seasons, worked with MacPhail during their shared tenure with the Chicago Cubs.

Bailey Stephens is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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