Oct 18, 2012, 8:47 PM EST
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.”
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