The Dodgers are brining back an old friend. Chris Woodward, who worked as LA’s third-base coach from 2016-2018, is coming back to the organization, this time as a special assistant in the front office. Jack Harris of the LA Times reported on the agreement.
Woodward left the Dodgers after the 2018 season, as he was hired by the Texas Rangers to be their new manager. In his three-plus seasons in Texas, Woodward went 211-287, with a win percentage of just .424. And after spending big last offseason — including signing SS Corey Seager to a massive 10-year, $325 million deal — the Rangers struggled, and Woodward was let go.
One of the reasons Seager reportedly wanted to sign with Texas in the first place is that he wanted to reunite with Woodward. Seager credited Woodward for helping him a lot in his three years in Los Angeles, and was excited to get to play for him again. However, Woodward was fired after 114 games, and is now back in Los Angeles. Funny how things work out.
Woodward will be doing a lot of different things in the Dodgers’ organization, according to Harris. He should move around quite a bit, as he provides assistance all over the organization.
Welcome back to the Dodgers, Chris!
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