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Stan Conte, Dodgers' medical chief, resigns so he can focus on research

Stan Conte, Dodgers' medical chief, resigns so he can focus on research

Stan Conte, the head of the Dodgers medical department for the last nine seasons, has resigned.

The longtime trainer's departure will result in yet another major change for the Dodgers, who in recent months have let go of a significant number of scouts and minor league coaches.

Conte was hired after the 2006 season by the team's previous general manager, Ned Colletti, with whom he worked in the San Francisco Giants' organization.

While the Dodgers signed Jason Schmidt to a three-year, $47-million contract under his watch – Schmidt made only 10 starts for them because of shoulder problems – Conte's time with the franchise included several medical...

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