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Dodgers: LA Announces Baseball Operations Staff Changes, Two New Assistant GMs

All is quiet on the western front in regards to MLB player movement due to the lockout. However, that doesn’t preclude organizations from freshening up their office staff. On Tuesday, the Dodgers announced a few changes to their baseball operations team.

Damon Jones – Vice President, Assistant General Manager & Baseball Legal Counsel

Per The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya, the Dodgers have hired Damon Jones. Jones previously worked as the Washington Football Team’s chief legal officer.

Jones is a graduate from Harvard Law. He worked for the Washington Nationals for 12 years before working for the “Football Team” for a little over a year. For the Nationals, Jones served was a senior member of their baseball operations department.

In addition to his assistant GM role with the Dodgers, Jones will also serve as the team’s baseball legal counsel. It always helps to have a Harvard lawyer in your corner. Especially since the Dodgers have a challenging situation on their hands with pitcher Trevor Bauer’s legal troubles.

Alex Slater – VP, Assistant General Manager

Slater has held a variety of position with the Dodgers. In his seven years with the club, Slater been the director of baseball operations, assistant director of scouting, and a senior manager of pro scouting. Prior to joining the Dodgers organization, Slater spent five years with the San Diego Padres as a baseball operations assistant.

Brandon McDaniel – Vice President of Player Performance

McDaniel has been with the Dodgers since 2012. Before his promotion, McDaniel was the Dodgers director of player personnel. He also served as a Dodgers strength and conditioning coach.

Thomas Albert – Head Athletic Trainer

Albert is now the Dodgers head athletic trainer. He was LA’s assistant athletic trainer from 2016-2021. Albert’s resumé includes a three-year stint with the Cleveland Indians as a rehabilitation coordinator.

Rob Hill – Director of Minor League Pitching

The Dodgers plucked Rob Hill from Driveline last year to serve as a the team’s pitching coordinator. In his time with Driveline, Hill was part of the team that coached Alex Wood, Kenley Jansen, and Clayton Kershaw at the famous pitching lab. Clearly, the Dodgers liked what they saw in Hill in his first year with the organization.

 

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