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Dodgers promote Brandon Gomes to VP and assistant GM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted Brandon Gomes to vice president and assistant general manager, continuing the former major leaguer's climb up the front-office ranks.

The 34-year-old former pitcher had been serving as director of player development since 2016. He joined the Dodgers' front office after a five-year career with Tampa Bay Rays.

Gomes began with the Dodgers as their minor league pitching coordinator under then-director of player development Gabe Kapler, who now manages the Philadelphia Phillies.

Gomes answers to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, who like Gomes, is a Tulane University graduate. Friedman was general manager in Tampa Bay for much of Gomes' pitching career there.

Farhan Zaidi, who had been the Dodgers' GM, left in November to join the rival San Francisco Giants. Friedman had said the team wouldn't necessarily be filling his position.

Also Sunday, the Dodgers announced that Will Rhymes will be director of player development, Alex Slater will be director of baseball operations and Duncan Webb will be director of baseball resources.

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Updated March 17, 2019

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