Source: Krause hired for scouting role

Updated: April 21, 2010, 8:03 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago White Sox have named former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause the head of international scouting, according to a Major League Baseball source. An announcement by the team probably will not come until next week.

Krause, who was hired as a consultant by the White Sox on April 5, will be in charge of revamping the scouting system in the Dominican Republic at the outset of his new job.

Among Krause's other responsibilities will be scouting on the Pacific Rim. The White Sox's Latin American scouting system took a downward turn during the Dave Wilder era. The former executive oversaw Latin American affairs before he was accused of skimming signing bonus money and was arrested two and a half years ago on a number of counts. Wilder is still cooperating with the FBI but has not been formally charged.

Krause, who was most recently a scout for the New York Mets, worked for the Bulls over two decades, putting together a team around Michael Jordan that won six NBA titles.

Bruce Levine covers baseball for ESPNChicago.com.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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