When Frank McCourt owned the Dodgers he preferred they keep their expenses to domestic players and any savings from that be put towards the luxurious trappings he and his wife were accustomed to living. Gone were the Dodgers precedent setting actions of being the first team to set up a camp in the Dominican Republic, the first team to sign a Korean player (Chan-ho Park) and the first team to sign a Japanese player (Hideo Nomo). They are hoping to return to the international arena, though the impact will not be as greatly felt with the change in the international free agent market.
For the last two years the Dodgers were at the bottom of the 30 major league teams in forking out cash for international free agents. That should change with the new ownership group and the announcement that they have signed 20 foreign free agents just before the new international free agent rules go into effect on or after July1.
You can read more about it here: http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgersnow/la-sp-dn-international-players-20120524,0,3045787.story?track=rss