Bracey hired as special assistant to GM

Bracey hired as special assistant to GM

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have hired Ken Bracey as a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti and Bruce Hines as Minor League field coordinator.

Bracey comes to the Dodgers after 36 years with the Padres, where he had been a special assistant to Kevin Towers since 1997. A former Minor League pitcher, Bracey has worked as an amateur and professional scout and Minor League manager.

Hines comes to the Dodgers after one season as the Mariners' third-base coach. He spent 23 seasons with the Angels, the last six as their Minor League field coordinator, and also spent seven seasons managing in their Minor League system.

The 52-year-old son of former Dodgers hitting coach Ben Hines played three seasons in the Padres' farm system. He replaces Mike Brumley, who replaced Hines as Seattle's third-base coach in what amounted to an unofficial job swap.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.