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The overall mission of MLB's central office in the Dominican Republic is to:
Kim Ng serves as Major League Baseball's Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, a position to which she was appointed by Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig in March of 2011.
In this capacity, Ng oversees all international baseball operations for the Commissioner's Office, including matters and initiatives regarding the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and throughout Asia. Ng, who reports to MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, Joe Torre, works closely with the front offices of the 30 Major League Clubs and many other baseball leagues and entities around the world. Ng also is one of six members on the joint International Talent Committee, which examines the procurement of international players and many other issues of long-term significance related to international baseball on behalf of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Prior to joining MLB's Central Office in 201l, Kim served as Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the Dodgers, Ng's primary duties included assisting the general manager in all facets of Major League player acquisitions, overseeing the club's arbitration efforts, and managing daily responsibilities of the baseball operations department. Before joining the Dodgers, Ng served as Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the New York Yankees from 1998-2001, during which time the club won three World Series.
Ng is one of three female executives ever to hold an assistant general manager position with a club. Ng began her baseball career with the Chicago White Sox in 1991 before becoming the Director of Waivers and Records for the American League Office. Ng, a native of New Jersey, graduated from the University of Chicago, where she played softball, with a degree in Public Policy.
Rafael Perez was appointed Director of Dominican Operations for Major League Baseball in November of 2011, succeeding Jorge Perez-Diaz, MLB's interim Director of Latin American Operations. Perez previously served as Director of International Operations for the New York Mets.As Director of International Operations, Perez oversaw the Mets minor league academy in the Dominican Republic, Winter League relations, and International Player Development and Scouting. Prior to joining the Mets in 2005, Perez served as Senior Manager of Latin American Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball from 2002-05, helping to establish an evaluation system with specific standards for all professional baseball academies.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of South Alabama, where he played baseball, and he played two seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League system.