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Hunsicker joins Dodgers' front office

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The Los Angeles Dodgers added a baseball veteran to their front office Thursday, hiring Gerry Hunsicker as a senior adviser for baseball operations.

Hunsicker, 62, will work alongside general manager Ned Colletti and president/chief executive officer Stan Kasten.

According to a team press release, will be involved in international scouting and development, pro scouting and minor league development.

Hunsicker has spent the past seven years as a senior vice president of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays, helping general manager Andrew Friedman convert the Rays from a laughingstock into a solid franchise that has reached the postseason in three of the past five years.

Before moving to Tampa Bay, Hunsicker was the Houston Astros' general manager from 1996-2004. The Astros made the playoff in five of his nine years in charge, and they reached their only World Series in the first year after he stepped down.

Hunsicker has spent 34 years in major league front offices, including a stint with the New York Mets from 1989-95.
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