PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Los Angeles Dodgers have become the first major league baseball team to open an Asian office.

Eizaburo (Acey) Kohrogi, an assistant to team president Bob Graziano, will add the title of director of Asian relations and oversee the daily operations of the newly-formed office, based at Fox's Tokyo headquarters.

Los Angeles said the office will enhance the club's relationships in Japan and provide a better understanding of Asian baseball operations.

Fox bought the team in March from the O'Malley family.