Ron Roenicke’s first game as Dodgers third base coach is tonight in Oakland.

OAKLAND — Ron Roenicke will be the Dodgers’ third base coach tonight at O.Co Coliseum, and for the rest of the 2015 season. The move was announced Monday and dissected Tuesday afternoon.

Roenicke and Mattingly discussed the when and why of the unusual in-season coaching change:

I also spoke to outgoing third base coach Lorenzo Bundy and general manager Farhan Zaidi prior to the game. More from them in a bit.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.