The Dodgers have decided that they won’t be hiring a new general manager anytime soon. However they have hired a new assistant general manager. According to reports the Dodgers have hired Jeff Kingston as the new Vice President and assistant general manager. Kingston is a 41-year old executive that is coming from the Seattle Mariner’s organization.
During his time with the Mariners, Kingston served as an interim GM, and when Jerry Dipoto came aboard he returned to his full time position as VP-assistant GM. Kingston has roots in San Diego, which is where he worked as an intern and various other jobs until 2009 when he moved onto the Seattle organization.
Apparently Kingston will take over some of the duties previously held by Farhan Zaidi. The Dodgers lost Zaidi when he left to take over the Giants as president of their baseball operations earlier this winter. Hopefully the Dodgers will be active in the upcoming winter meetings. Knowing Andrew Friedman’s history, they’re likely to not do anything. We’ll see how prominent Kingston will be in the new Zaidi-less Dodgers front office.