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Dodgers News: Former Angels Coach Expected To Take Role With Los Angeles

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It appears that the Los Angeles Dodgers have a replacement for third base coach Chris Woodward who departed for the Texas Rangers. According to Bill Plunkett, that man’s name is Dino Ebel.

Ebel has served as the third base and bench coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He spent 14 years on Mike Scioscia’s staff. An extensive resume arrives with him to Chavez Ravine.

However, Ebel does have a history in Dodger Blue. From 1988 to 2004 he was both player and coach for the Dodgers. After several years of action in the minor leagues – Ebel served as a rare player-coach in the Gulf Coast League for the Bakersfield affiliate in 1991.

Ebel has also had coaching stints for other Dodgers minor league affiliates like the San Antonio (Missions), San Bernadino, and Great Falls. His managerial experience dates back to 2005 when he managed the Salt Lake Bees in the Angels system.

While Ebel was the Angels third base coach in 2018 – he served as the bench coach in Anaheim from 2013 to 2017.

Analysis

When you line up the resume of say, Ebel; with the resume of Chris Woodward, things look parallel. Moreover, Andrew Friedman said in the past week that the Dodgers would be making an announcement quickly in regards to the coaching staff. True to his word, that took place. It’s great that the Dodgers brought someone with Los Angeles roots who spent the last few years slapping hands with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols when they round the bases. I need to learn more about Ebel, but based on everything I have to go off of; this is a quality hire.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Too soon to judge the move, will miss seeing Chris Woodward in dodger blue. But, time will tell how good of a coach he will be. Trading red for blue. All I can say is welcome to the dodgers family.

    • Dino Evelyn is a terrific individual and baseball mind. The angels have once again let one of the good guys go. To bad for angels but good news for the dodgers!!!

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