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The Dodgers announced that Sandy Koufax has joined the Dodgers as a special advisor to team chairman Mark Walter. The former Dodger superstar will be on hand for the entire spring training to offer his expertise to Dodger pitchers. He then will be available during the season, as needed. In an official Dodgers press release, Koufax offered the following quote:
“I’m delighted to be back with the Dodgers. I’m looking forward to spending time with the team during spring training and to contributing in any way I can to help make the team a success for the fans of Los Angeles. Some of my most cherished memories came at Dodger Stadium.”
“The Dodgers are thrilled to have Sandy back with the organization,” Dodgers’ President and CEO Stan Kasten said. “Sandy’s experience and perspective will be invaluable as we endeavor to do everything in our power to bring the city of Los Angeles a World Series champion.”
In other news, the Dodgers and Time Warner reached an agreement for cable TV coverage of Dodger games beginning in 2014. The agreement is to create a new channel controlled by the Guggenheim Partners.