James Loney, Longest Tenured Dodger

With the departures of Hong-Chih Kuo (the left-hander hasn't signed anywhere else yet, but as of now he is no longer a member of the Dodgers) and Jonathan Broxton, the Dodgers have lost the players who have been with the organization the longest and were with the team the longest, respectively.

Kuo signed with the Dodgers way back on June 19, 1999 as an amateur free agent out of Taiwan, while Broxton made his major league debut on July 29, 2005. The new dean of the Dodgers is James Loney, who was drafted in the first round in 2002, and signed on June 11, nine days before international signee Ramon Troncoso. Loney also has the earliest Dodgers debut among players currently on the 40-man roster, making his major league debut on April 4, 2006. Andre Ethier has been with the major league club the longest continuously, staying put since his major league debut on May 2, 2006.

Here is the list of longest-tenured Dodgers, sorted by the date each player signed with the organization:

Longest Tenured Dodgers
No. Pos Player How Acquired Dodger Since... Dodger Debut
7 1B James Loney Draft 6/11/2002 4/4/2006
38 RHP Ramon Troncoso International FA 6/20/2002 4/1/2008
27 OF Matt Kemp Draft 6/5/2003 5/28/2006
17 C A.J. Ellis Draft 6/8/2003 9/15/2008
58 RHP Chad Billingsley Draft 6/9/2003 6/15/2006
46 3B/1B Russ Mitchell Draft 6/10/2003 9/8/2010
OF Alfredo Silverio International FA 11/13/2003 TBD
57 LHP Scott Elbert Draft 6/16/2004 8/29/2008
54 RHP Javy Guerra Draft 6/16/2004 5/15/2011
74 RHP Kenley Jansen International FA 11/17/2004 7/24/2010
13 IF Ivan DeJesus Draft 6/19/2005 4/1/2011
RHP Josh Wall Draft 7/13/2005 TBD
OF Scott Van Slyke Draft 7/14/2005 TBD
16 OF Andre Ethier Trade 12/13/2005 5/2/2006
22 LHP Clayton Kershaw Draft 6/20/2006 5/25/2008
RHP Chris Withrow Draft 6/15/2007 TBD
41 RHP Rubby De La Rosa International FA 7/2/2007 5/24/2011
9 SS Dee Gordon Draft 6/9/2008 6/6/2011
23 OF Jerry Sands Draft 6/10/2008 4/18/2011
52 RHP Josh Lindblom Draft 6/20/2008 6/1/2011
50 RHP Nathan Eovaldi Draft 7/11/2008 8/6/2011
12 IF Justin Sellers Trade 4/2/2009 8/12/2011
49 OF Trent Oeltjen Minor League FA 7/6/2010 9/8/2010
29 LHP Ted Lilly Trade 7/31/2010 8/3/2010
5 IF Juan Uribe Free Agent 11/30/2010 3/31/2011
36 RHP Blake Hawksworth Trade 11/30/2010 4/1/2011
10 OF Tony Gwynn Jr. Free Agent 12/11/2010 3/31/2008
55 RHP Matt Guerrier Free Agent 12/16/2010 4/1/2011
LHP Michael Antonini Trade 12/27/2010 TBD
66 RHP Mike MacDougal Minor League FA 1/28/2011 4/2/2011
21 OF Juan Rivera Trade 7/12/2011 7/15/2011
31 C Tim Federowicz Trade 7/31/2011 9/11/2011
OF Alex Castellanos Trade 7/31/2011 TBD
RHP Stephen Fife Trade 7/31/2011 TBD
18 C Matt Treanor Free Agent 11/15/2011 TBD
14 2B Mark Ellis Free Agent 11/15/2011 TBD
3 IF Adam Kennedy Free Agent 12/1/2011 TBD
37 LHP Chris Capuano Free Agent 12/2/2011 TBD
6 IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. Free Agent 12/5/2011 TBD
44 RHP Aaron Harang Free Agent 12/8/2011 TBD

Thanks to Baseball-Reference.com for a few of the dates in the table above.

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