Jerry Royster to manage Lotte Giants

The Lotte Giants hired former Dodger infielder and minor league manager Jerry Royster as its new manager. The 55-year-old Sacramento native, who had a 16-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career before retiring at the end of the 1988 season, becomes the first-ever foreign manager in Korean professional baseball.

Royster, who spent most of his well-traveled career as a third baseman for the Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, was hired as an interim manager for the Brewers in 2002 after Davey Lopes was fired.

However, after a disappointing 53-94 season, Royster was also fired. His last managing job was with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, where he went 124-163 between 2005 and 2006.

Royster hit .248 with 40 homeruns and 352 RBIs during 1,428 games in the majors.

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