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Dennis Mannion Out As Dodgers President

The Dodgers have cut ties with their president, Dennis Mannion, leaving owner Frank McCourt to resume control of day-to-day operations of the club, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times:

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The Dodgers issued a written statement Thursday night, saying McCourt would take "a more direct and active role" in managing the club. McCourt, who is in the midst of a costly divorce, had been working out of a Beverly Hills office for more than a year, leaving Mannion to run the team.

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Mannion joined the Dodgers in November 2007 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and was promoted to President/COO in March 2009. He took over running baseball operations last December.

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