Braves hire Lombard as minor league field coordinator

WASHINGTON — The Braves hired former outfielder George Lombard as their new minor league field coordinator.

Lombard, a graduate of Lovett School in Atlanta, spent the past six seasons working in the Boston Red Sox organization, including three seasons as minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator through 2015. He was a rookie-league manager and rookie-league hitting coach before that.

Lombard will report to director of player development Dave Trembley and his assistant director, Jonathan Schuerholz.

Selected by the Braves in the second round of the 1994 free-agent draft out of Lovett, Lombard made his major league debut with Atlanta in 1998 at age 22. He hit .220 (77-for-350) with eight home runs and 23 stolen bases in 144 games during parts of six major league seasons with the Braves, Tigers, Rays and Nationals.