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Dodgers make front office moves ahead of the regular season

The Los Angeles Dodgers make four promotions in the player development department

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Los Angeles Dodgers president and part-owner Stan Kasten (left) talks with president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman.
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The Dodgers announced numerous changes to the front office on Sunday afternoon.

Brandon Gomes, former pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, has been promoted to vice president and assistant general manager.

Gomes has made his way up the Dodgers player development ladder, beginning his time with the club as the minor league pitching coordinator before becoming the director of player development in 2016.

Gomes will be sharing the title with Jeff Kingston, who was added to the Dodgers front office during the 2018 Winter Meetings.

Leaving his position vacant, it allowed for more internal promotions within the organization.

Filling the role of director of player development is Will Rhymes. Rhymes is also seeing growth within the organization. He served as the Dodgers assistant farm director last season, after working as a scout for two years.

Alex Slater has been named the director of baseball operations. Slater is making the move from being the director of baseball development and scouting for four years.

The last move the Dodgers announced is the promotion of Duncan Webb as director of baseball resources. Webb has been with the Dodgers player development department since 2015.

These changes come four months after former general manager Farhan Zaidi left to join the San Francisco Giants as the president of baseball operations.

Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, does not seem to be in any particular hurry to hire a general manager, according to previous reports.