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Dino Ebel to return to Dodger organization as third base coach

Ebel played, coached, and managed in Dodger org from 1988-2004

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Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register tweeted on Sunday evening that Dino Ebel will become the new Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach this week.

Ebel will replace Chris Woodard. Woodward was hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers on November 2, 2018.

Prior to joining the Angels, Ebel was a player and coach in the Dodger organization from 1988 to 2004. Ebel played for Dodger minor affiliates in the Gulf Coast, Florida State and Pacific Coast Leagues and then in 1991, he became a player-coach for Bakersfield who was the Dodger affiliate in the California League.

He played and coached in the California League and then he began to just coach for the San Antonio Missions, the Dodger affiliate in the Texas League in 1996.

Ebel started his minor-league managerial career for San Bernardino in 1997 and then managed the Dodger Rookie-League team in Great Falls in 1998. He would manage teams in the Northwest, California, South Atlantic and Southern Leagues for the next five seasons until he left the Dodger organization at the end of the 2004 season.

In 2005, Ebel managed the Salt Lake Bees, the Angels Pacific Coast League affiliate. Then he was hired as the third base coach for the Angels. Ebel would move to Mike Scioscia’s bench coach from 2013 to 2017. He returned to coaching third base for the 2018 season.

Aside from his in-game coaching, Ebel also coached outfielders and base-running for the Angels.

Ebel is 52 and he was born in Barstow, California.