The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Oz Ocampo, who has been the Special Assistant to the GM for the Houston Astros since 2017. Ocampo made the announcement on Twitter. His job title with the Pirates is Special Assistant, Player Personnel.

Ocampo began working for MLB in the Dominican and attended scout school at the same time. He worked for the St Louis Cardinals from 2005-09, then worked for Major League Baseball for two years. That was followed by a stint from 2012-17 as the Director of International for the Houston Astros, where he “led a diverse, high-impact international team and oversaw all aspects of international scouting, player development, operations and analytics.” Since 2017, he has been the Astros’ Special Assistant to the GM (People Operations & Major League Interpreter).

This part is taken directly from the Astros website:

Some of the most notable Astros players signed and developed under his tenure include Yuli Gurriel, Framber Valdez, Cionel Perez, Franklin Perez, Gilberto Celestino, Jorge Alcala, Hector Perez, Albert Abreu, Jorge Guzman, Freudis Nova, and Jairo Solis.

Oz maintains varying levels of fluency across 5 languages (English, Spanish, Tagalog, Portuguese, French), and is starting to work on Italian. Oz is a graduate of Georgetown University (Economics) and Columbia Business School (MBA, Value Investing) and resides in Houston.

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