The Dodgers today announced their 2011 minor league coaching staffs. The biggest change is in Triple A, where Lorenzo Bundy is now manager, replacing Tim Wallach, who managed the Isotopes the last two years but is now the third base coach in Los Angeles. But what jumped out to me was that Jody Reed has returned to the organization, 17 years after turning down a more lucrative contract offer from the Dodgers, which of course led to the club's need for a second baseman, which led to the trade for Delino Deshields, at the low, low cost of one Pedro J. Martinez. Reed will be the coordinator of instruction at Camelback Ranch in Glendale.
The complete Dodgers’ minor league staff is listed below (all new coaches in italics):
Field Coordinator: Bruce Hines
Senior Advisor, Player Development: P.J. Carey, Gene Clines, Charlie Hough
Hitting Coordinator: Eric Owens
Pitching Coordinator: Rafael Chaves
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Rodney McCray
Infield Coordinator: Matt Martin
Catching Coordinator: Travis Barbary
Athletic Training Coordinator: Jim Young
Campo Las Palmas Coordinator: Henry Cruz
Field Coordinator, Campo Las Palmas: Antonio Bautista
Manager: Lorenzo Bundy
Hitting Coach: John Valentin
Pitching Coach: Glenn Dishman
Bundy and Dishman held the same positions with the rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers in 2010, while Valentin was hitting coach in Double A.
Manager: Carlos Subero
Hitting Coach: Franklin Stubbs
Pitching Coach: Chuck Crim
Stubbs was hitting coach in Advanced Class A Inland Empire in 2010, while Crim was pitching coach in Great Lakes. Subero returns for his second season managing the Lookouts.
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga:
Manager: Juan Bustabad
Hitting Coach: Michael Boughton
Pitching Coach: Hector Berrios
Bustabad and Boughton held the same positions with Great Lakes in 2010. Berrios was a coach in the Blue Jays and Mets' systems for the past 13 seasons.
Single-A Great Lakes:
Manager: John Shoemaker
Hitting Coach: Lenny Harris
Pitching Coach: Kremlin Martinez
Shoemaker and Harris had similar roles at Camelback Ranch in Glendale in 2010. Martinez was pitching coach for Ogden in 2010.
Manager: Damon Berryhill
Hitting Coach: Johnny Washington
Pitching Coach: Bill Simas
Berryhill and Washington will reprise their roles in Ogden in 2011, and are joined by the former big league pitcher Simas, who will be coaching for the first time.
Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers:
Manager: Jody Reed (also coordinator of instruction at Camelback Ranch)
Hitting Coach: Leo Garcia
Pitching Coach: Matt Herges
Reed coached in the Yankees system for the last four years, joining returning pitching coach Garcia and first-time coach Herges, who as a player first signed with the Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1992.
Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Dodgers:
Manager: Pedro Mega
Hitting Coach: Esteban Lopez
Pitching Coach: Alejandro Peña
Roving Guest Instructor: Ramon Martinez
Catching Coach: Jose Hernandez
Assistant Coach: Rafael Ozuna
Mega will manage his fifth season with the DSL Dodgers. Martinez, the pitcher, returns for a second season as roving instructor for the Dodgers.
Camelback Ranch – Glendale:
Pitching Coach: Jim Slaton
Coach/Exchange Program Instructor: Daisuke Yamashita
Slaton in his new role will be responsible for overseeing the pitchers in Arizona , Ogden and the Dominican Republic. Yamashita will coach for a third year in the Dodgers' organization in 2011.