Dodgers hire ex-Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler to head farm system

November 07, 2014 - 4:49 pm

The Dodgers announced that they've hired former Red Sox outfielder (and minor league manager) Gabe Kapler as their director of player development. Kapler spent parts of 12 years in the big leagues, including a stretch from 2003-06 with the Red Sox, before retiring after the 2006 season in order to become the manager of the Greenville Drive, the Red Sox' Single-A affiliate. At the end of that year, however, Kapler resumed his playing career, spending three more years with the Brewers (2008) and Rays (2009-10). He went to spring training with the Dodgers in 2011, but was released near the end of camp. He's been working as an analyst for Fox Sports since 2013. Additionally, Mark Saxon of is reporting (via twitter) that the Dodgers will hire Red Sox special assignment scout Galen Carr. Carr -- who has been with the organization for 14 years -- was considered one of the top evaluators in the Red Sox organization.