CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have named Marco Paddy as Special Assistant to the General Manager – International Operations.
Paddy, 47, spent the last five seasons as Director of Latin America Operations with the Toronto Blue Jays and will now direct Chicago’s Latin American scouting efforts, with an emphasis on international signings.
Among Toronto’s international signings during his tenure were pitcher Henderson Alvarez, a two-time All-Star Futures Game participant who made his major-league debut in 2011, infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, a former member of the Cuban Junior National Team, pitcher Roberto Osuna, nephew of former White Sox pitcher Antonio Osuna, and catcher Carlos Perez, who was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 8 Prospect in the Blue Jays organization prior to last season.
Prior to joining Toronto, Paddy spent 14 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, serving as an area scout (1993-2002), assistant director of player development (2002-03) and director of Latin America operations (2004-06).
Paddy, a native of Panama, was selected by Atlanta in the 56th round of the 1988 amateur draft and played one year in the Braves farm system. Following his lone professional season, Paddy served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for his alma matter, Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.