Photo: Milwaukee Brewers Coming to Dominican Republic
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club officials, including general manager Doug Melvin, were in Ramon Santana, a municipality northeast of San Pedro de Macoris, to inspect their new training facilities. The academy is owned by former Brewers reliever Salomon Torres, who runs three such facilities and will oversee day-to-day operations under the supervision of his Towers Corp.
“This new academy will provide the Brewers with all the necessary ingredients to allow their Latin players to take their baseball skills to a new level, putting them in a position to become a big league player some day,” Torres said in a statement provided by the Brewers.
“From the meals to the fields, we take care of everything in between so the Brewers scouts and personnel can concentrate on their most important task, which is the development of these players.”
The new complex has two baseball fields, batting cages, bullpens, a clubhouse and weight room, plus 13 rooms of housing, classrooms and a cafeteria.
The move represents another step for the Brewers in re-establishing a base in Latin America. From late 2003 to early ‘09, the Brewers were the only Major League team without a permanent academy outside of the U.S.