Dodgers promote Brandon Gomes to general manager

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted former major league pitcher Brandon Gomes to the general manager job Tuesday, filling a vacancy they had since 2018.

Gomes, 37, has been the team’s assistant general manager since 2019. The Dodgers last had a manager in November 2018, when Farhan Zaidi resigned to join the ranks of the rival San Francisco Giants.

In his new role, Gomes will continue to work closely with Andrew Friedman, president of football operations, as he has since being promoted to director of player development in 2017. Gomes was named assistant manager in 2019.

The former pitcher first came to the team in 2016 as a pitching performance coordinator. He pitched for San Diego, Tampa Bay and the Chicago Cubs from 2007-16. He was first acquired by Friedman in 2011 when Friedman was working for the Rays.

The Dodgers finished 106-56 last season and ranked second in the NL West behind the Giants, who won 107 games. Los Angeles fell in the National Championship Series with Atlanta.

On Tuesday, the Dodgers made other moves.

Alex Slater was promoted to vice president and assistant general manager, from the position of director of sports operations. Damon Jones was hired as a vice president, assistant general manager and consultant from the Washington Football Team in the NFL, where he was general counsel. Brandon McDaniel was promoted to vice president of player performance and Thomas Albert to athletic director.

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