Dodgers announce 2014 minor league coaching staffs

Damon Berryhill, new manager in Triple-A - Photo: Albuquerque Isotopes

Each minor league affiliate will have a new manager in 2014. Damon Berryhill takes over for Lorenzo Bundy as the Isotopes skipper.

When the Dodgers named Lorenzo Bundy as the Dodgers third base coach for the 2014, you knew there would be an impact on the rest of the minor league coaching staff.  However, I don't think you could have foresaw new managers at 6 Dodger affiliates for the 2014 season.

Listed below are the staffs for six of the seven Dodger affiliates, there was no announcement regarding the Dominican Summer League team at this time.

Triple-A Albuquerque:
Manager: Damon Berryhill
Hitting Coach: Franklin Stubbs
Pitching Coach: Glenn Dishman

Berryhill moves from Ogden after managing Rookie-advanced Ogden for 5 seasons. Stubbs enters his second year in Triple-A and his fourth with the Dodgers system. Dishman returns for his fourth season with Albuquerque and tenth season coaching in the Dodgers system.

Double-A Chattanooga:
Manager: Razor Shines
Pitching Coach: Scott Radinsky
Hitting Coach: Shawn Wooten

An entire new staff will welcome the Double-A Lookout players in 2014.  Razor Shines will move up from Single-A Great Lakes and takeover the Lookouts.  Shines will be in his second season as a manager in the Dodgers system and this will be his 10th season as a minor league manager. Shines was also the hitting coach for Great Lakes in 2012.  Scott Radinsky is moving up from Ogden to be the pitching coach for the Lookouts.  Shawn Wooten begins his first season coaching in the Dodgers system after spending the last 4 seasons with the Padres organization, three of those years he was a manager (2 with Single-A Lake Elsinore and 1 with Single-A Fort Wayne)

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga:
Manager: P.J. Forbes
Pitching Coach: Matt Herges
Hitting Coach: Mike Eylward

Forbes moves up to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga after managing the Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers last season.  Forbes had 10 prior seasons of minor league managing before joining the Dodgers organization.  Matt Herges will return for his third season as the pitching coach.  Eylward joins Rancho Cucamonga after spending his first season with the Dodgers organization as the Single-A Great Lakes hitting coach.


Single-A Great Lakes:

Manager: Bill Haselman
Pitching Coach: Bill Simas
Hitting Coach: Johnny Washington


Haselman begins his first season in the Dodgers organizaton managing the Loons, Hasselman was the Single-A Inland Empire 66ers manager for the last two seasons.  A catcher in his big league career, in 1996, he caught Roger Clemens' second 20-strikeout performance against the Tigers.  Hasselman was also a major league coach for the Red Sox from 2004-2006.  Simas begins his second season as the Loons' pitching coach. Hitting coach Johnny Washington was the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga hitting coach for the last two seasons prior to coming to Great Lakes in 2014.

Rookie-advanced Ogden:
Manager: Lee Tinsley
Pitching Coach: Greg Sabat
Hitting Coach: Leo Garcia

Tinsley is another manager who starts his first season with the Dodgers organization.  Tinsley had spent the last three seasons as the outfield/baserunning coordinator for the Chicago Cubs.  Tinsley will also serve as the Co-coordinator of Arizona Instruction.  Sabat was a Dodger minor league instructor in 2013 and will take his first team assignment as he will be the Raptors' pitching coach. Garcia is in his second with Ogden and sixth overall with the Dodgers organization.

Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers:
Manager: John Shoemaker
Pitching Coach: Hector Berrios
Hitting Coach: Henry Cruz

Shoemaker returns to managing after spending 2013 as the Coordinator of Arizona instruction.  Shoemaker has been in the Dodgers organization since 1977 as a player, coach, coordinator or manager.  Berrios was the 2013 Double-A pitching coach, he now will coach the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers.  Cruz was the Coordinator of Campo Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic for the last 5 years and he will take over as hitting coach.

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