Friday took on a somber tone at Dodgers Spring Training, as it was revealed that Waymon Roberts, father of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, had passed away at the age of 68.

The Dodgers released the following statement:

The Dodger family was very saddened to learn about the passing of Waymon Roberts, Dodger manager Dave Roberts’ father, at the age of 68. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family and we ask that all respect his privacy at this time. 

The Dodger games this evening will be managed by bench coach Bob Geren and Triple-A Oklahoma City manager Bill Haselman.  

Please keep the Roberts family in your thoughts and prayers as they battle through this difficult time.

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