Dodgers add Friedman to front office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The L.A. Dodgers have hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations. Current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten.
Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was executive vice president of baseball operations for nine years after being hired at age 28.
In joining the Dodgers, Friedman will have baseball’s highest payroll of $256 million at his disposal.
The Rays acted swiftly to replace Friedman, saying long-time club president Matt Silverman will fill the position.