MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that Farhan Zaidi will be named the Dodgers’ new general manager later this week. He had been serving as the A’s assistant general manager and director of baseball operations.
The 37-year-old Zaidi has a bachelor of science degree from MIT and earned doctorate in economics from the University of California-Berkeley. He seems like a perfect fit for the new Dodgers’ front office, which will presumably become more analytics-based with the naming of former Rays executive Andrew Friedman to the position of president of baseball operations.
Ned Colletti, the Dodgers’ former general manager, was moved to an advisor role earlier this month.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle did a terrific profile on Zaidi before the 2014 season.