The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially announced the hiring of former Milwaukee Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke as their new Third Base Coach per Scott Miller of Bleacher Report. The 58-year-old Roenicke spent parts of the last five MLB seasons as the Brewers skipper before being dismissed in favor of Craig Counsell on May 3rd after starting out the year 7-18. Roenicke brought Milwaukee to the playoffs once in 2011 when he led the Brew Crew all the way to National League Championship Series before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals.
The connection with Los Angeles is certainly there, as he played with the Dodgers big league club for two years from 1981 through 1983 and acted as manager under the organization for a short while. Roenicke has been behind the dugout with Mike Scioscia from 2000 to 2010 during which he won a Championship in 2002 with the Los Angeles Angels.
The club has announced that former Third Base Coach Lorenzo Bundy will remain with the team as their Outfield Coordinator according to the press release.
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Peter Elliott writes about the NFL and MLB for Talking Baws.