The Dodgers have been pretty fortunate this off-season to be able to keep a lot of their coaches who were rumored to be in talks for jobs with other teams. However, the case of Tarrik Brock is different.
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Pittsburgh Pirates have hired away Brock to be their major league first base coach. He will also serve the same duties in Pittsburgh as he did in Los Angeles as an outfield and baserunning coordinator.
The Pirates named Tarrik Brock as 1B coach. He will also oversee the team’s outfield and baserunning efforts. Brock has spent the past 3 seasons as the Dodgers' Minor League outfield/baserunning coordinator, and was the 1B coach for the Padres (2016) and Astros (2014).
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 20, 2019
Brock has coaching experience at the major league level as he was a first base coach for the Houston Astros in 2014 (before they cheated) and the San Diego Padres in 2016.
Brock played in just one major league season with the Chicago Cubs back in 2000 despite being a first round pick (ninth overall) back in 1996. Since then, he has cultivated an excellent reputation around Major League Baseball with his coaching techniques.
Although Brock is a loss for the Dodgers’ minor league development system, they have been very fortunate to keep members of their coaching staff like bench coach Bob Geren and new pitching coach Mark Prior within the organization.