July 29, 2021

Dodgers: A Winter Meetings Chat With Will Ireton (Dodgers Nation)



I went down to the Winter Meetings in San Diego on the first day, Sunday. The hotel where I went was the Hilton Bayfront along the bay, where there were some Minor League type meetings going on.

I saw Will Ireton, best known as the former translator for Kenta Maeda, heading into a meeting so I was hoping to talk to him later. I was fortunate to run into him a few hours later and he was gracious enough to chat with Dodgers Nation. Below are some highlights of our conversation.

Some Selections From Our Talk

From 2016 through 2018 Will Ireton was the translator for Kenta Maeda. He was known as the comedic foil for Maeda, his excellent outfield catches during batting practice and his feats of strength.

In 2019 Ireton went to work with the Dodgers AAA club in Oklahoma City. I asked him what his role was for OKC.

I was what they call a development coach in sort of a new new position that is being embraced across the industry where there’s somebody in charge of operating the technology and all these things that we have you know in our organization….

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