I’m happy that Davey Lopes is returning, but I’m going to miss Larry Bowa, though.
The 2011 Dodger coaches:
Rick Honeycutt – Pitching Coach (sixth season)
Dave Hansen – Hitting Instructor (first season)
Trey Hillman – Bench Coach (first season)
Ken Howell – Bullpen Coach (fourth season)
Jeff Pentland – Hitting Coach (fourth season)
Davey Lopes – First Base Coach (first season)
Tim Wallach – Third Base Coach (first season)
Manny Mota – Coach (32nd season)
Rob Flippo – Bullpen Catcher (10th season)
Mike Borzello – Bullpen Catcher (fourth season)
From the Dodgers press release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their Major League coaching staff for the 2011 campaign under new manager Don Mattingly. The staff consists of four coaches that will be entering their first season on the Dodgers’ big league staff, including two former Major League managers and four coaches that have served a combined 42 years with the Dodgers on the Major League coaching level. The staff has logged 176 combined seasons playing, coaching or managing in the Major Leagues.
“I’m extremely excited about this coaching staff, which has a great combination of experience and youth that will create a positive environment for our team,” said Mattingly. “We’ve been able to reach back and bring in a number of coaches with Dodger roots and that’s one of the things that was very important to us. Not just the quality of the people and the experience they bring with them, but the history of this organization – where it came from and where we want to go.”
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