Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman to Head Baseball Operations Department

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Andrew Friedman is shown watching Tampa Bay Rays batting practice on March 25, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

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Andrew Friedman, who led the low-budget Tampa Bay Rays to four postseason berths, has been hired by the Dodgers to be their president of baseball operations.

Ned Colletti, the Dodgers’ general manager for the last nine seasons, will remain with the franchise but in a new capacity. Colletti will serve as a special assistant to Stan Kasten, the team president.

Friedman, 37, figures to lead the search for a new general manager.

Friedman has a background in finance. Before entering the baseball world, he was an analyst at Bear Stearns and an associate at MidMark Capital.

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