By Sam Bush

The Orioles have hired Eve Rosenbaum for the newly created position of director of baseball development, The Athletic is reporting.

She’ll be involved in various front office endeavors, including analytics and scouting.

Rosenbaum had spent the past five years with the Houston Astros, most recently as manager of international scouting. She was in charge of this July’s international signing period for that organization. Before he moved to the Orioles last November, GM Mike Elias was Rosenbaum’s direct supervisor in Houston.

As one of Elias’ directors, Rosenbaum will be the Orioles’ highest-ranking female in baseball operations, and the first since Sarah Gelles, director of analytics, left for the Astros last November.

Prior to joining the Astros, Rosenbaum worked two-plus years for the NFL after graduating from Harvard University in 2012 with a psychology degree. She was a catcher on the Crimson softball team.

It will be sort of a homecoming for Rosenbaum, who is from Bethesda and was a 2008 graduate of Walt Whitman High School in Montgomery County, where she was a senior captain on the softball team and also a member of the swimming and diving teams.

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