Dodgers Hire Tyson Ross For Special Assistant Role

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The Los Angeles Dodgers front office has been among one of the most expansive and innovative groups since Andrew Friedman was hired as president of baseball operations in October 2014.

Since that time, the Dodgers have added a slew of assistant general mangers, special executives and more. In 2021, L.A. added Dontrelle Willis to the organization as a special assistant, but he went on to transition to a role as a SportsNet LA analyst.

Now the Dodgers have turned to another former MLB pitcher to join their front office.

According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, Tyson Ross was hired by the Dodgers a special assistant who will work with player development and performance:

The Dodgers hired ex-big league pitcher Tyson Ross as a special assistant to the organization. He’ll work on the player development and player performance end of things.

— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) February 18, 2023

In joining the Dodgers front office, Ross has seemingly retired after 10 seasons.

The right-hander made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics but rose to prominence with the San Diego Padres. He additionally pitched for the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers.

Ross went a career 44-70 with a 3.40 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 203 (142 starts). He last was in the Majors with the Tigers during the 2019 season.

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