ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers international scout Jose Luis Felomina has died in his native Curacao.
The team said Thursday that Felomina died following a long illness. He was 50.
Felomina had worked as a Rangers scout in Curacao since 2008. Among the players he signed was Jurickson Profar, who last season started games at five different positions in the field for Texas.
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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says the team is truly saddened by Felomina's passing. Daniels described him as a dedicated scout who was outstanding at his job and was a great asset to the organization.
Curacao is an island in the Caribbean Sea north of the Venezuelan coast.