Dodgers promote Watson to assistant GM for player development

Updated: October 24, 2007, 10:21 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted De Jon Watson to assistant general manager for player development, one of several moves announced by GM Ned Colletti on Wednesday.

Todd Tomczyk was named assistant athletic trainer, and Sue Falsone joined the Dodgers as the first female physical therapist in the major leagues.

Brendon Huttman became the team's strength coach.

Watson, 41, came to the Dodgers last year as director of player development. He has worked in scouting and player development since 1991.

Tomczyk came to Los Angeles last season after eight years in the Cleveland Indians< organization.

Falsone, 33, joined the staff as physical therapist for the major league club and also serves as director of physical therapy for Athletes Performance Institute.

Huttman last was with the Indians' organization, and also has worked in the Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals' organizations.Royals'

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