AP source: Dave Roberts to be named new Dodgers manager

Nov 22, 2015 9:38 PM by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Dodgers will hire Dave Roberts as their manager.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Sunday night because the team hasn't announced the move, which is expected Monday.

Roberts is a former Dodgers outfielder who will be the first minority manager in the storied franchise's history. His father is black and his mother is Japanese. The 43-year-old most recently served as bench coach of the San Diego Padres.

Roberts played for the Dodgers from 2002-04. He also played for Cleveland, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco during his career that ended in 2008.

He will succeed Don Mattingly, who mutually parted ways with the team last month after five years that included winning three consecutive NL West titles but never reaching the World Series.

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