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The Los Angeles Dodgers added a former National League All-Star to their organization on Saturday. The team hired Tyson Ross, an All-Star selection in 2014, to their organization as a special assistant.

Fabian Ardaya, Dodgers reporter for The Athletic, reported the news on Twitter. “The Dodgers hired ex-big league pitcher Tyson Ross as a special assistant to the organization. He’ll work on the player development and player performance end of things,” Ardaya tweeted.

Ross is a name familiar to Dodger fans. From 2013-16 and 2018, Ross pitched for the division rival San Diego Padres. He previously pitched for the Padres, the Oakland A’s, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers.

With the Padres, he posted an ERA of 3.40 in five seasons’ worth of action. Through 645.1 innings pitched with San Diego, he amounted 638 strikeouts and 253 walks.

LA obviously holds one of the best front offices in baseball. They’re a well-oiled machine, top to bottom, on pretty much all their staff. So this move will likely come with a lot of trust for Dodger fans. His impact won’t necessarily be very tangible, at least not right away. But the hope there is that he continues their strong run of success and player development.

The Dodgers not only boast one of the best rosters in the big leagues but one of MLB’s best farm systems as well.

[Fabian Ardaya]

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