It appears Lorenzo Bundy will return to coach third base for the Dodgers in 2015, per a report from Blanca Rios from Linea Direta Portal in Mexico.
The Dodgers have not yet officially announced any coaching-related news since the end of the season. Manager Don Mattingly, under contract through 2016, declined to speak specifically about the status of his coaching staff last week.
"I'll say this. I'm proud of everything we've done this year," Mattingly said. I'm proud of these guys."
Bundy is managing the Mayos de Novojoa this winter, his 20th year of managing in the Mexican Pacific League. He has 12 years of managing experience in the minor leagues, including six years in the Dodgers system. He moved up to the Dodgers in 2014 as third base coach, his first time back in the majors since he was first base coach for Arizona in 2009.
New Dodgers president of baseball operations reportedly spoke with Bundy over the weekend.
"We have a new boss with the Dodgers," Bundy told Rios on Tuesday. "I talked to him on Sunday and he offered me the job of third base coach again, so I will return to the Dodgers."
I have no idea how much of this is the responsibility of the third base coach, but the Dodgers committed the second-most outs at home plate in the National League in 2014 with 26, two fewer than the Reds. The league average team made 18 outs at home on the season.
The Dodgers were also quite aggressive on the bases, taking an extra base (defined by Baseball-Reference as advancing more than one base on a single and more than two bases on a double, whenever possible) 41 percent of the time, fourth in the NL and above the league average of 40 percent.
The Diamondbacks were granted permission to interview Bundy for the vacant managerial job in Arizona, a job that ultimately went to Chip Hale on Oct. 13.