Corrales leaves Nats after six seasons

After spending the last six seasons with the Nationals, Pat Corrales has left the organization to become a special assistant to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti.

Corrales served in a number of roles during his time with the Nationals. He was the team’s bench coach on three separate occasions (2007-08, the second half of 2009 and the second half of 2011), served as a special assistant to the GM and most recently spent this last season working in player development.

Corrales roamed through the Nationals’ minor league system this year, serving as an adviser while also spending time coaching various prospects. The former major league catcher worked closely with the organization’s backstops.

The 71-year-old Corrales is a close friend of Davey Johnson and was a respected voice within the organization.

He reunites with former Nationals president Stan Kasten in Los Angeles. Kasten was also president of the Atlanta Braves from 1986-2003, and Corrales served as bench coach under Bobby Cox from for nine years.

Kasten is part of the Dodgers’ new ownership group and also is serving as team president.

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