Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Hire Met With Endless Support
Jon SooHoo-Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers made franchise history on Monday by naming Dave Roberts as manager. He becomes the organization’s 28th skipper and their first minority manager.

Dodgers president of baseball operations praised Roberts for his energy and acumen, and team director of player development Gabe Kapler raved about his former teammate.

Kapler was also a finalist for the Dodgers’ managerial position. Dodgers first baseman spoke highly of his new manager, believing Roberts’ experience as a player and personality lends to him being able to connect with every individual.

Prior to the Dodgers confirming reports of Roberts becoming their next manager, third baseman Justin Turner expressed his happiness over the expected announcement:

Roberts was welcomed back to the Dodgers organization by utility man Kiké Hernandez:

Like Hernandez and Turner, Yasiel Puig also took to social media to share his thoughts on the hire:

True to form, Brett Anderson, who accepted the Dodgers’ qualifying offer, used the opportunity to poke fun at himself:

After teammate Brandon McCarthy chimed in, Anderson offered a quick-witted response:

Indicative of the large scope the Dodgers’ hire has, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shared his positive thoughts:

The reaction wasn’t limited to those with ties to the Dodgers or city of Los Angeles, as Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross sent a congratulatory message:

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim closer Huston Street was another to speak highly of the person Roberts is:

Former Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza recalled his experience as Roberts’ teammate with the San Diego Padres:

Former Dodgers outfielder Juan Pierre believes the organization made the correct decision:

Lastly, another former Dodgers outfielder, Shawn Green, is confident Roberts will lead the club for years to come:

Roberts first game as Dodgers manager is against the Padres; an organization he spent the last five seasons with — including the last two as bench coach.