The Dodgers announced several organizational changes on Tuesday. One of those changes was the installation of LA’s first general manager since Farhard Zaidi.
Los Angeles has promoted assistant general manger Brandon Gomes to the big chair. Team president Andrew Friedman had this to say about Gomes’ new role with the Dodgers.
“I’m thrilled to announce the promotion of Brandon to General Manager, as he has been an integral part of our success since joining the Dodgers in 2016. I look forward to our continued partnership as we strive for another World Championship.”
Gomes had a five-year MLB career as a reliever for the Tampa Bay Rays. He recorded a 4.20 career ERA in 173 games.
It’s the second time Los Angeles has had Gomes replace someone who would wind up with the San Francisco Giants. Gomes replaced Gabe Kapler as the Dodgers director of player development. Kapler had a brief tenure as the Phillies manager before landing in San Francisco. Zaidi left LA to become the Giants president of baseball operations.
Gomes has been with the Dodgers since 2016.