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Dodgers: Ron Roenicke Back With the Team in a New Role



The Dodgers were one of the lucky teams that got the opportunity to draft Ron Roenicke back in the 1970s. He was selected every year from 1974-76, but did not sign with a team until Los Angeles picked him up in the first round in 1977. 

Roenicke’s playing career didn’t pan out quite like he had hoped, bouncing all around the big leagues over a period of 8 years. Fortunately, his coaching career was where he made an impact on the game. He was a part of the Dodgers coaching staff for most of the 90s, bouncing around their minor league system with great success. His first full-time MLB managing job would come in 2010 when he was hired by the Brewers. 

His most recent stint with the Dodgers came as a third base coach during the 2015 season with just a few weeks left. He would eventually move on to the Red Sox to become their bench coach, taking over as interim manager after Alex Cora was suspended for the year due to the Astros cheating scandal. 

Now, Roenicke is once again back with the team that drafted him. The Dodgers brought him on as a special assistant to the General Manager for the 2021 season, already in Glendale for the start of Spring Training. 

Roenicke will be on the field with the Dodgers coaching this Spring, and di turn down opportunities to return to the Red Sox. The team has not officially made an announcement on the reunion. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I am really glad that Ron got a job and he is happy. He was a great guy and even tho I am a RED SOX fan, I think the owners took him for granted and used him! He did NOT deserve that Abuse at all. Shame on them, they took too much advantage of a Great guy! Best of luck to you now Ron!

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