Tigers promote Arias to director of Dominican Academy

The Tigers have promoted Oliver Arias to the position of director of the team's Dominican Academy.

Arias, who has served as the coordinator of the academy since joining the Tigers' organization in 2006, will oversee the daily operations as well as the scouting of Cuban players in the Dominican Republic.

Arias is a former pitcher. He was selected by Seattle in the 50th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft and played two seasons in the Mariners' system. In 2006, Arias served as a player/coach for Seattle's rookie-level team.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.