The Dodgers will retain the longest-tenured coach on their major league staff, bringing back pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on a reported two-year contract, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
The deal, per Heyman, will pay Honeycutt roughly $750,000 per year, "putting him in the upper echelon of pitching coaches."
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com last week was the first to report Honeycutt and the Dodgers working on a multi-year deal. Gurnick at the time mentioned a possible transition to the front office at the end of the contract, though no announcement has yet been made by the team.
Honeycutt, 61, has been with the Dodgers since 2001 and has been the major league pitching coach since 2006. In his 10 seasons as pitching coach, the Dodgers lead MLB in ERA (3.66), FIP (3.70), xFIP (3.79), SIERA (3.76), strikeouts (12,605), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.55), strikeout rate (20.7 percent), K-BB% (12.6 percent), WHIP (1.269), opponents batting average (.242), ERA- (94), FIP- (92) and fWAR (199.6).
The contracts of the entire Dodgers coaching staff have expired, and with manager Don Mattingly now in Miami and the Dodgers still in search of their next manager, many of the coaching positions are in flux. Mattingly said Monday he thinks Tim Wallach will join him as bench coach with the Marlins, but Wallach is also still a candidate as manager in Los Angeles.
First base coach Davey Lopes on Thursday left to take the same position with the Nationals, after five years in Los Angeles.