Report: Dodgers to hire George Lombard as first base coach.

A new name was added to the list of possible 2016 Dodgers coaches today:

Lombard, 40, would be a bit of a surprise, if only because he accepted a job as the Braves’ minor league field coordinator in September. In that job, Lombard also would have been the Braves’ minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator.

Lombard appeared in 144 major league games for four different teams in his playing career, spending the majority of his 16 professional seasons (1994-2009) in the minors. At 32, he was invited to the Dodgers’ major league spring training camp in 2008. Lombard made a strong impression but ultimately missed the cut and was released in April of that year.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Lombard was previously on the Boston Red Sox’s major league coaching staff (2012-15) and managed a season in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

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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.