LA Dodgers promote former relief pitcher Brandon Gomes to general manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Tuesday that they have promoted Brandon Gomes to general manager. The former vice president and assistant GM is the 12th general manager in franchise history. The 37-year-old Gomes has been in the Dodgers organization since 2017. Gomes is a former pitcher, playing five major-league seasons for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2011 to 2015, making 173 career relief appearances with a 4.20 ERA.

The Dodgers also hired two new assistant general managers on Tuesday — the organization promoted director of baseball operations Alex Slater, and hired Washington Football Team chief legal officer Damon Jones. Slater has been in the Dodgers front office since 2014, and worked for the San Diego Padres from 2009 to 2014.  Jones previously spent more than a decade with the Washington Nationals as senior vice president and general counsel. His full title with Los Angeles will be vice president, assistant GM and baseball legal counsel.

The Dodgers also promoted the club’s pitching coordinator, Rob Hill, to director of minor league pitching. Brandon McDaniel was promoted to vice president of player performance, and Thomas Albert to head athletic trainer.

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