The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Steve Taffoya as their new head coach.
Tafoy has a long history of coaching in the MLB, having previously served as general manager of the Minnesota Twins and the San Francisco Giants, the latter of which he left in March after one season.
Taffoy spent four seasons as general manger for the Boston Red Sox, leading them to the 2004 World Series.
He was also the manager of St. Louis Cardinals in 2007.
He will replace Jeff Conine as the Dodgers’ manager.
Taffe’s hiring is the latest development in a coaching search that has seen the team try to find its first head coach since Jeff Banister in 2016.
TAFOY is a former scout for the San Diego Padres, who he spent the majority of his career with.
He spent five seasons with the Cubs from 2009-11, leading the club to the 2010 NL Championship Series.
In 2010, Taffoys team finished with the worst record in the National League, but they went on to win the World Series that year.
He has also worked for the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals.
He earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Vanderbilt University in 2009 and spent the next two years with the Yankees.
He also served as a baseball operations consultant with the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Bulls, and San Francisco 49ers.
TABOROW: I’m not sure if I’m ready to do it just yet.
But I’ve been blessed to have been able to work with a lot of great managers.
I think that’s something I can bring to the table and I’m going to do my best to make sure that I’m able to get it done.
In addition to Tafroyas hiring, the Dodgers are also adding veteran outfielder Jason Kubel, who will join the team in a minor league assignment on Wednesday.
Kubel spent the first five years of his major league career with the Cincinnati Reds, with whom he spent two stints as manager from 2006-10.
The 31-year-old has spent the past six seasons with Pittsburgh, batting .268 with 27 homers and 76 RBIs in 327 games.
He made his big league debut in 2010.