Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/8/12

The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their franchise makeover under their new ownership group Thursday when they hired longtime baseball executive Bob Wolfe as executive vice president.

Wolfe worked with Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten in both Washington and Atlanta, serving as executive vice president of the Nationals from 2006-2011 and having various roles with the Braves, including serving as senior vice president of administration from 1992-2003.

"Bob was integral to the success we enjoyed in Atlanta and Washington," Kasten said, "and his experience and skill at implementing improvements will be most welcome as we move forward with our work here in Los Angeles."

Wolfe, who also worked with Kasten with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA in the 1980s, is said to be well-versed in baseball and facility management, including stadium development and operations, finance and administration, sales and marketing, food and retail services, and minor league business operations.

One of the first priorities of the new Dodgers ownership group is the continued renovation of Dodger Stadium, including the loge and reserve levels, as well as the expansion of the clubhouses. Given Wolfe's experience, he figures to play a part in that expansion.

The Dodgers have been on the road, and playing without star Matt Kemp, but that hasn't stopped them from adding to their big-league-best record. Los Angeles completed a four-game series at Philadelphia, winning the finale 8-3 Thursday.

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