After a disappointing exit in the 2015 National League Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their coaching staff and continued adding to their expansive front office. Most notably, the club hired Dave Roberts to replace Don Mattingly as manager.
Along with Roberts came an entirely new staff with the exception of pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, who has been a holdover since his tenure on Grady Little’s staff. Among those who did not return was third base coach Ron Roenicke.
The former manager was hired by the Dodgers in August 2015 in response to the club’s poor baserunning. He supplanted Lorenzo Bundy, who eventually reunited with Mattingly in Miami.
With Roenicke joining the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as third base coach, first base coach George Lombard also served as the baserunning and outfield coach.
Two of those responsibilities will now lie with former San Diego Padres first base coach Tarrik Brock, according to Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Tarrik Brock, the Padres' first base coach last season, is now the Dodgers' outfield and baserunning coordinator. He'll do well.
— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) January 16, 2017
The Padres fired Brock and coach Eddie Rodriguez after the 2016 season concluded. Brock began his coaching career with the Dodgers organization in 2006, serving as the hitting coach for the Ogden Raptors.
He previously served as an outfield and baserunning coordinator for the Marlins from 2007-13, and Padres in 2015. During his time with the Marlins, Brock helped develop Christian Yelich, who won a Gold Glove in 2014 and proceeded to credit Brock’s coaching.