OGDEN - The Los Angeles Dodgers have named Shaun Larkin as manager of the Ogden Raptors for the 2016 season.
"I'm honored and proud to be a part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and look forward to representing us in the great city of Ogden this coming summer," Larkin said. "It will be great to be a part of the Raptor family and share the experience of watching our up and coming stars play at Lindquist field."
Larkin, 36, joins the Dodger organization as Ogden's skipper following three seasons coaching in the Indians organization, including his managerial debut last year with Single-A Lake County (71-66, .518). Prior to his time in the Cleveland organization, which included stints as hitting coach at Single-A Mahoning Valley (2013) and Lake County (2014), Larkin served as an assistant coach at several schools in his native Southern California, at his alma mater, Cal State Northridge, from 2011-12, Orange Coast College in 2010 and Newport Harbor High School in 2009. Selected by the Indians in the ninth round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft, Larkin played six professional seasons as an infielder in the Cleveland organization from 2002-07.
"We are very pleased to have Shaun become the next Skipper for the Ogden Raptors," said Raptors president Dave Baggott. "He is experienced and has the tools to produce a competitive team."
John Shoemaker, who managed the Raptors to a Pioneer League-best 43-33 record in 2015, will begin his 40th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as manager of the Arizona League Dodgers.
The 2016 Pioneer League season begins June 17th when the Raptors visit the defending North Division champion Idaho Falls Chukars.
The Los Angeles Dodgers contributed to this article.