Dodgers tab Zaidi as new GM

Los Angeles, CA ( – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the
hiring of Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice
president of baseball operations on Thursday.

Zaidi spent the past 10 seasons in the Oakland Athletics organization, most
recently serving as the club’s assistant general manager/director of baseball

The 37-year-old becomes the 11th general manager in Dodgers’ history and
replaces Ned Colletti, who was reassigned to special assistant to the team

“It is very exciting for us to be able to add two exceptional, veteran
baseball executives like Farhan and Josh,” Los Angeles president of baseball
operations Andrew Friedman said.

“Farhan’s primary focus will be the major league team and player acquisitions
while Josh will concentrate on the oversight of scouting and player
development. However, they will both work closely with me on all aspects of
baseball operations in our efforts to make the Dodgers’ front office and team
the best it can possibly be.”

Prior to joining the Athletics in 2005 as a baseball operations analyst, Zaidi
was a business development associate for Small World Media, which is the
fantasy sports department of The Sporting News.

Zaidi, who has a Ph.D in economics from the University of California,
Berkeley, also worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting

Byrnes will supervise the Dodgers’ scouting and player development after
serving as executive vice president/general manager for the Diamondbacks (Oct.
2005-July 2010) and the Padres (Oct. 2011-June 2014).