ANAHEIM -- Nick Francona, son of Indians manager Terry Francona, has left the Angels to take a job on the Dodgers' player-development staff.
Francona was hired prior to the 2014 season to serve as the Angels' replay coordinator, but spent the last couple months primarily in scouting and player development. Advanced scouting coordinator Jeremy Zoll monitored replay down the stretch last season, helping Mike Scioscia decide when to challenge a call on the field, and will take over on a full-time basis in 2015.
Francona graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, then enrolled in Officer Candidates School for the U.S. Marine Corps, ultimately becoming the commander of a sniper battalion in Afghanistan in 2011. After being discharged, he worked as a financial consultant.
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