CBS LA is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers will be naming one time dodgers Dave Roberts as the new manager of the club. Roberts will be replacing Don Mattingly who recently excepted the manger job at the Miami Marlins.
The 43-Year old Roberts was a member of the Dodgers from 2002 to 2004 before heading over to the Boston Red Sox for the 2004 season in a trade. He recently was the bench coach for the San Diego Padres.
He is the first manager hired under the guard led by general manager,Â Andrew Friedman.
Roberts beat out early favorite Gabe Kapler who was the director of the Dodgers farm system and two other in house candidates Tim Wallach andÂ Ron Roenicke. Â The team had also consideredÂ outside candidates such as former Angel and University of Nebraska manager Darren Erstad, former San Diego Padres Manager Bud Black and notable Dodger and former Arizona Diamondbacks head coach, Kirk Gibson.
The Dodgers should be making an official announcement this week.