Dec 11, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Former pitcher Jack McDowell is interviewed during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers hire Jack McDowell as rookie ball manager

It’s a big league move that isn’t for the big league club.

Ken Gurnick of has confirmed that the Los Angeles Dodgers have officially hired former pitcher Jack McDowell to manage their rookie level ball club, the Ogden Raptors.

McDowell replaces Lee Tinsley, who joined the Cincinatti Reds’ major league club as a coach. McDowell, who earned the nickname “Black Jack” McDowell, pitched for twelve years in the majors. He is most remembered for his time as a member of the Chicago White Sox, where he played for seven years. He earned all three of his All-Star nominations while with the Pale Hose and earned his lone Cy Young in 1993 with the team. In that season, he started 34 games, compiled a 22-10 record with four shutouts, ten complete games,and put up a 3.37 ERA over 256.2 innings pitched.

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