The Orioles have added executives Lee Thomas and Fred Ferreira to their front office, according to a team press release.
Thomas, who will serve as Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, last worked as a scout for the Brewers from 2002-2006. Prior to that he spent six seasons as a Special Assistant and Assistant GM to Dan Duquette, the current Orioles GM, when Duquette was GM of the Red Sox. Thomas was named the 1993 Executive of the Year as GM of the Phillies when they went to the World Series.
Ferreira, who will serve as Executive Director of International Recruiting, has worked as VP and Director of International Operations and Scouting for the Marlins and Expos in the past. He's signed 57 international free agents in his tenure, highlighted by names such as Vladimir Guerrero, Bernie Williams, and Javier Vazquez.