Since creating a new position to hire Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations in October 2014, the Los Angeles Dodgers have built out a front office that’s as robust as any across Major League Baseball or professional sports.
Farhan Zaidi was brought in as general manager, and the club also hired several personnel who had previous GM experience to fill an array of positions. The Dodgers have pointed to their large number of executives as a positive and downplayed there being too many opinions in the room.
There was movement this past offseason, as Alex Anthopoulos left his post as senior vice president of baseball operations head up the Braves front office; Jeremy Zoll, former assistant to director of player development is now with the Minnesota Twins; and former director of player development Gabe Kapler was named Philadelphia Phillies manager.
The Dodgers promoted Brandon Gomes to fill the void left by Kapler. And the organization has further added to their Minor League development department.
According to Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group, Colt Hynes retired and accepted a position with the Dodgers:
Pitcher Colt Hynes, whom the Dodgers released in February after a season split between Double- and Triple-A, has retired to take a position in the Dodgers’ player development department. He will be will the new minor league rehabilitation coordinator.
Hynes was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 31st round of the 2007 Draft. He made his MLB debut with the team six years later, and appeared in 27 games between the Padres and Toronto Blue Jays.
The left-hander pitched in the Dodgers’ Minor League system in 2014 and 2017. Last season, he went a combined 6-1 with a 3.70 ERA in 23 games (four starts) for Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City.