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Dodgers hire former Astros GM Gerry Hunsicker

Oct 18, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

Gerry Hunsicker AP

Flexing their financial muscle once again, the Dodgers lured Gerry Hunsicker away from the Rays on Thursday, naming the former Astros GM their senior advisor for baseball operations.

That would seem to make Hunsicker the No. 2 man in the Dodgers front office behind general manager Ned Colletti. He’s expected to work primarily in scouting and development.

“Gerry brings a wealth of senior level experience and knowledge that will assist baseball operations at all levels,” Colletti said.

Hunsicker was the Astros’ GM during the most successful run in franchise history, making the postseason five times in nine years before he stepped down in 2004. He joined the Rays as a senior vice president after the 2005 season.

Hunsicker said Friday that he will “forever cherish” his time with the Rays, but that he felt “it was time to for another challenge.”

  1. raysfan1 - Oct 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Best of luck

  2. blazertop - Oct 18, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Astros got to world series because of him, so did the Rays. Dodgers should be next.

  3. kelshannon19 - Oct 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    If you want a challenge, come back to Houston.

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