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Dodgers officially hire Alex Anthopoulos, as vice president of baseball operations

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers made official their hire of former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos as vice president of baseball operations. Anthopoulos, 38, joins the Dodgers after 13 years in Toronto, including the last six seasons as GM.

The hire of Anthopoulos was first reported last week.

The Dodgers say Anthopoulos will assist in all aspects of baseball operations.

He gives the Dodgers a robust quartet of core decision makers in the operations department, with general manager Farhan Zaidi — with a decade of front office experience of his own in Oakland before joining the Dodgers — joined by president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, senior vice president of baseball operations Josh Byrnes, and now Anthopoulos, all of whom have experience as general manager.

Byrnes, 45, is the only one of the quartet over 39 years old.

"We are thrilled to be bringing Alex on board," Friedman said in a press release. "Farhan, Josh, and myself all have longstanding relationships with him and believe his experience and perspective will be a tremendous asset to our organization."