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Giants hire Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi as president of baseball operations

Sporting News — (Thomas Lott)

The Giants announced Tuesday they have hired former Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi as the team's new president of baseball operations.

Zaidi was named the Dodgers' general manager in 2014.

Los Angeles made back-to-back World Series in 2017 and 2018. The team had not been to the Fall Classic since 1988.

San Francisco head of baseball operations Brian Sabean took a step back after the season. The Giants also fired general manager Bobby Evans in September after the team went a disappointing 73-89 following an offseason where it traded for All-Stars Evan Longoria and Andrew McCutchen. Sabean remains with the team but his role is yet to be determined.

Zaidi will be tasked with finding a new GM.