Roberts, a former MLB player and 2004 World Series champion with the Boston Red Sox, has been a coach for the San Diego Padres since 2011. The 43-year-old former outfielder, who played for the Dodgers from 2002 to 2004, retired from playing professional baseball in 2008. He finished his 10-season MLB career with 243 stolen bases.
On Friday, Rosenthal reported that the Dodgers were also planning to interview Nebraska coach and former MLB outfielder Darin Erstad for their managerial opening. Erstad, 41, retired as a player in 2009, and has been the head coach at Nebraska since 2011. In four seasons at Nebraska’s helm, Erstad has accumulated a 139–97 record, and led the Huskers to the NCAA tournament’s Super Regionals in 2014.
Rosenthal reports that Los Angeles is not yet close to making a decision on their managerial selection.
- Kayla Lombardo