We are sad to announce that Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ father Waymon Roberts has passed away at 68 years old.
The original announcement was made from the Dodgers official Twitter account.
Dodgers are saddened to learn about the passing of Waymon Roberts, Dave Roberts’ father. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Roberts family.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 17, 2017
Dave Roberts has since left camp to be with his family during this tragic time.
Dave Roberts' father, Waymon, has passed away, the Dodgers said. Roberts has left the team to be with his family.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) March 17, 2017
Bench coach Bob Geren and minor league manager will be managing the team during his absence, according to multiple sources.
#Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren and Triple-A mgr Bill Haselman will manage teams in split-squad games tonight.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 17, 2017
Dave Roberts' father, Waymon has passed away. Bench Coach, Bob Geren & Triple-A Mgr, Bill Haselman will manage the games tonight.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) March 17, 2017
Alanna Rizzo of Sports Net LA and Jon Weisman, formerly of Dodger Insider both offered their condolences.
I cannot believe the news of the passing of Waymon Roberts, Dave Roberts' father. RIP, sir.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) March 17, 2017
Oh, this is sad: Waymon Roberts, father of Dave Roberts, has passed away at age 68. My best thoughts to Dave and his family.
— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) March 17, 2017
We at Dodgers Nation are also very sad to hear of Waymon Roberts passing and want to give nothing but positive thoughts and support to our manager Dave Roberts and the rest of his family during this tragic time.