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Dodgers Announce Minor League Coaching Staff

Dodgers Announce Minor League Coaching Staff

Bruce Hines joins the organization, Lorenzo Bundy returns and Ken Bracey named Special Assistant to the GMPressRelease

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced their 2010 Minor League coaching staff with Bruce Hines joining the organization as Minor League Field Coordinator and Lorenzo Bundy rejoining the Dodger organization as manager of the Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers. Longtime Padre scout and executive Ken Bracey will also join the Dodgers as a Special Assistant to the General Manager after 36 years with San Diego, where he served as a Special Assistant to General Manager Kevin Towers since 1997.

Hines, 52, has 25 years of coaching and managing experience, spending the 2009 season as the Mariners’ third base coach after 11 seasons (23 seasons overall) coaching in the Angels’ organization.  With the Angels, he served in a variety of minor league coaching positions including Field Coordinator (2006-08), Infield Instructor (2002-05), Roving Outfield Instructor (2001), and Roving Defense Instructor (1998-2000). Hines has a 278-233 (.544) in seven seasons as a minor league manager.

Selected by the Padres in the 18th round of the 1980 First-Year Player Draft, Hines batted .236 in three minor league seasons in the San Diego and Oakland organizations. He graduated from the University of LaVerne in 1980 and resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife, Wendy.

Bundy rejoins the Dodger organization as manager of the Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers after serving as Arizona’s first base coach last season.  He previously spent two seasons in the Dodger organization from 2007-08, compiling a 141-146 record as the manager of Triple-A Las Vegas. Bundy has accumulated a 498-543 won-loss record (.478) in eight seasons as a Minor League manager in the Montreal (1990-94), Florida (1997) and Dodger organizations.

Triple-A Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year and Baseball America’s “Best Manager Prospect” Tim Wallach returns with his staff of Hitting Coach John Moses and Pitching Coach Jim Slaton that guided the Isotopes to an American Southern Division title and set an Albuquerque franchise mark with 80 victories.

Carlos Subero will lead Double-A Chattanooga after managing Single-A Inland Empire last season. John Valentin will remain with the Lookouts as the hitting coach and Danny Darwin will serve as pitching coach after two seasons in the same position with Single-A Great Lakes.

Jeff Carter will manage Inland Empire after two seasons at the helm of the Dodgers’ rookie-level club. Hitting Coach Franklin Stubbs and Pitching Coach Charlie Hough will both return to the 66ers for their second and fourth seasons, respectively.

Manager Juan Bustabad returns for a third season with Great Lakes after leading the Loons to the first playoff berth in the franchise’s three-year history and winning a first-round Midwest League playoff series. Michael Boughton will return for a second season as hitting coach and Chuck Crim makes the jump to Single-A after serving as pitching coach for Rookie-advanced Ogden in 2009.

Damon Berryhill returns for a second season as manager for Rookie-advanced Ogden after leading the club to a playoff berth in 2009.  After spending last season with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers, Kremlin Martinez takes over as the Raptors’ pitching coach with Johnny Washington returning as hitting coach.

Bundy will manage the Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers with Leo Garcia returning as hitting coach for a second season. Glenn Dishman will serve as pitching coach, returning for his sixth year with the Dodger organization after spending the last two as the pitching coach for the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliates.

Pedro Mega returns for his fourth season as manager of the Dominican Summer League Dodgers with Tony Mota as the hitting coach.

The complete Dodgers’ minor league staff is listed below:

Field Coordinator: Bruce Hines
Senior Advisor, Player Development: P.J. Carey
Hitting Coordinator: Gene Clines
Pitching Coordinator: Rafael Chaves
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Rodney McCray
Infield Coordinator: Matt Martin
Catching Coordinator: Travis Barbary
Athletic Training Coordinator: Jim Young
Rehab Coordinator: Jeremiah Randall
Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Mike Winkler

Triple-A Albuquerque:
Manager: Tim Wallach
Hitting Coach: John Moses
Pitching Coach: Jim Slaton

Double-A Chattanooga:
Manager: Carlos Subero
Hitting Coach: John Valentin
Pitching Coach: Danny Darwin

Single-A Inland Empire:
Manager: Jeff Carter
Hitting Coach: Franklin Stubbs
Pitching Coach: Charlie Hough

Single-A Great Lakes:
Manager: Juan Bustabad
Hitting Coach: Michael Boughton
Pitching Coach: Chuck Crim

Rookie-advanced Ogden:
Manager: Damon Berryhill
Hitting Coach: Johnny Washington
Pitching Coach: Kremlin Martinez

Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers:
Manager: Lorenzo Bundy
Hitting Coach: Leo Garcia
Pitching Coach: Glenn Dishman

Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Dodgers:
Manager: Pedro Mega
Hitting Coach: Tony Mota

Camelback Ranch – Glendale:
Camelback Ranch Coordinator: John Shoemaker
Camelback Ranch Pitching Coach: George Culver
Camelback Ranch Senior Hitting Coach: Lenny Harris
Camelback Ranch Infield Coach: Daisuke Yamashita

Campo Las Palmas, Dominican Republic:
Campo Las Palmas Director: Henry Cruz
Campo Las Palmas Field Coordinator: Antonio Bautista
Campo Las Palmas Catching Coordinator: Jose Hernandez
Campo Las Palmas Coach: Rafael Ozuna

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15 Responses to “Dodgers Announce Minor League Coaching Staff”

  1. Ken says:

    Too bad Bundy had to start over at the bottom of the run. Welcome back anyway.

    Badger – I am also an agent so I can book cooks too!!!!

  2. Badger says:

    I must confess that I find myself feeling somewhat surprised by these moves. I don’t know all of these names, but, some of them I do and know. Many of these guys have been around a while and have a lot of positive experience. It would appear on first glance that our minor league system is in good hands.

    If only I believed the organization itself was on solid ground. Oh well, I am now prepared to approach the winter and Spring Training seasons with a more open mind.

    And here is something that occurred to me that might actually be a good thing. For the first time in a long time, there are actually several job openings at the Major League level. We need at least two more starting pitchers and the second base is job is wide open, as is the back-up outfielder job. There just might be a more spirited and competitive Spring Training right around the corner. I figure we won’t know much of anything about ownership until June, and the Dodgers will actually field a team for 2010 so, who knows? Maybe Mark is right? (nah) But as these guys compete for the career changing contracts, we might just come out of the starting gate like we did last year. And that would be a good thing.

  3. Jamie's Lovechild says:

    Boy was I wrong, and I thought the Dodgers would stand pat, then they go out and make these kicks ass moves, insuring an appearance in the 2010 season.

    Mommy, Frank won’t give me my allowance, can you get your lawyers to file on that for me? (Frank has to pay the bill anyway).

  4. Ken says:

    http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2009/12/21/1208572/2009-catcher-block-percentage

    Somebody is trying to prove that Martin is terrible behind the plate.

  5. Mark Timmons says:

    If the Dodgers hadn’t had Martin behind the plate, the team ERA would have been the best in baseball!

    Oh wait, it was!

    Can you imagine what it would have been if he was just below average instead of awful?

  6. Bill Russell says:

    Martin will be behind the plate in 2010 and the teams ERA will raise much higher then in 2009. Is that because Russell will have an off year in 2010 or because our pitchering staff is worse? Hudson won’t be pluggin the hole at 2nd this year either. Something to think about.

  7. Roger Dodger says:

    And Manny was not in the lineup for more than 50 games. Others out there filling in for him, covered more ground. That helps the ERA

  8. Badger says:

    Much depends on the arms that end up starting for the Dodgers. I don’t anticipate our team ERA being what it was last year, but I think maybe we can score more runs. At this point, anything is possible, and as Mark has shown us, it is also possible to believe in miracles.

    But in all likelihood we will be in a dogfight to win the West again. I think this coming year will help define who the young Dodgers really are.

  9. Jamie's Lovechild says:

    We already know who the Dodgers are, they are the SF Giants South.

  10. Badger says:

    ‘We already know who the Dodgers are, they are the SF Giants South.”

    I agree with that. But I am hopeful that it is only a one year sentence. I am also hopeful that the Dodgers will be sold. I just don’t see McNuetered being able to bring the Dodgers what they need after his long battle with Jamie is finally over. You read what this has already cost him in legal fees, his real estate holdings (and attached net worth) has to have taken a dive in recent years and this court thing won’t be over for a long, possibly very LONG time. Wouldn’t it be better for all, INCLUDING HIM, to just sell?

    However, it looks to me that unless he is forced to do so, he is hanging on to the one thing that actually gives his ego a positive, albeit temporarily subjacent, identity – The Los Angeles Dodgers. If this team can compete next year, and that is no doubt questionable, he could survive this. It is possible. But, if this team spirals quickly, the drum beat for his removal as owner will be loud and will be incessant.

    If the fans react, and stop coming to the games, he’s done.

  11. Roger Dodger says:

    Dodger pitching last season . . . some interesting stats.

    WP – Billingsley led the team with 14, followed by Kershaw with 11. Then it dropps do 6 by Garland. Three pitchers, Kuo Kuroda & Leach had 5. Six pitchers had 4 WPs: Bellisario, McDonald, Troncoso, Wade, Weaver, & Wolf.

    Oh yes, Billingsley led the entire N.L. on this stat………

    BK – Kershaw had 2. No one else on the entire staff had any.

    TB – Garland let with 349, then Wolf with 294, Billingsley had 267, Kuroda with 178, Kershaw with 168, and Weaver had 137

  12. Badger says:

    Nothing new in this but, it is an interesting read:

    “General manager Ned Coletti claims the marital problems of his bosses are not affecting the Dodgers. But what is he supposed to say? A franchise that had to start being careful with what it spends because the McCourts don’t have deep pockets in good times now has its hands completely tied, because the only thing the ownership can agree on is they don’t want to hang around together anymore.”

    “Padilla, Wolf and right-hander Jon Garland, an August addition from Arizona, were three-fifths of the Dodger rotation down the stretch, and each became a free agent in November. Those losses offset any joy the Dodgers may have felt from having finally ridded itself of the oppressive contract of oft-injured Jason Schmidt, which expired at season’s end.

    There’s nothing on the farm, waiting to harvest, to fill those rotation voids.

    And from the looks of things, there’s not much in the bank account that will allow the Dodgers to try and buy their way out of this mess.”

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/ringolsby-dodgers-need-to-lose-distractions-121709

    Can’t say I disagree with any of it.

  13. Jamie's Lovechild says:

    I hear ya Badger, I hear ya. This team is going to be kept in a state of limbo for at least 6 or 7 months, too bad the season is starting in just over 3 months! If you guys have been frustrated in the past with so many opportunities available to help the club, just wait, 2010 will make 2009 and 2008 look like the Dodgers were on a FA spending spree.

    GO GIANTS SOUTH!!!

  14. Jamie's Lovechild says:

    Okay, let me clarify, 2010 will look like the Dodgers were the heavily spending Yankees in 08 & 09, relatively speaking.

  15. Badger says:

    It looks like it is generally accepted that the Dodgers can keep a $100M payroll for 2010 without borrowing more money. I guess if we keep putting b.i.s. they can write payroll checks that won’t bounce. But, if attendance drops off? I don’t know. It is clear McDepleted doesn’t have much money himself, at least that is what he is telling the court, so if we stink it up early and the fans protest by not showing up…… it could get real ugly real fast.

    But, I don’t see that happening. We actually can field a fairly good lineup, and if Bills, Kuroda and Kershaw are healthy, we can win some games. It sure would be nice to see the team make a move that at least on the surface says “hey, we are in it to win it” but so far all we have seen are Sabean signings. Not good.

    It’s still early. There is a long way to go. I suppose that is good news bad news isn’t it.

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