Dodgers appoint Brandon Gomes as general manager amid changes to baseball operations staff – Press Telegram

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers announced an addition and several promotions to their baseball operations department on Tuesday, topped by the promotion of Brandon Gomes to general manager.

The general manager position had been vacant since Farhan Zaidi left for the San Francisco Giants in November 2018. Gomes joined the Dodgers after retiring as a player after a 2016 season spent in Triple-A. Gomes spent part of five major league seasons (2011-15) pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays. He served as Director of Player Development and then Vice President and Deputy General Manager since March 2019.

Gomes, 37, is the 12th general manager since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. Gomes was an early candidate for general manager of the New York Mets this winter, but he did not interview with them.

“I am thrilled to announce Brandon’s promotion to general manager as he has been integral to our success since joining the Dodgers in 2016,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. , about this decision. “I look forward to the continuation of our partnership as we strive for another world championship.”

Additionally, Damon Jones was hired as vice president, assistant general manager, and baseball legal counsel. Jones spent the last two years as general counsel for the Washington football team and spent 13 seasons with the Washington Nationals before that.

The Dodgers also promoted Alex Slater to vice president, assistant general manager and Brandon McDaniel to vice president of player performance. Thomas Albert was promoted to head athletic trainer and Rob Hill from pitching coordinator to minor league pitching manager.

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