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Bill Haselman, Ryan Garko among 2016 Dodgers minor league managers

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Ryan Garko is one of four Dodgers minor league managers under 40 in 2016.
Ryan Garko is one of four Dodgers minor league managers under 40 in 2016.
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers announced their 2016 minor league managers on Monday, with a new leader at each of their six domestic farm affiliates.

Bill Haselman, who managed Class-A Rancho Cucamonga to the 2015 California League championship, is the new skipper at Triple-A Oklahoma City, his third stop in three years managing in the Dodgers' system. He also managed Class-A Great Lakes in 2014, and managed Glendale in the Arizona Fall League this season.

Haselman also managed three years in the Cal League before joining the Dodgers, guiding Bakersfield in 2011 then Inland Empire in 2012 and 2013, winning a championship with the 66ers in 2013.

Ryan Garko will manage Double-A Tulsa, his first professional coaching position. Garko played six years in the major leagues (2005-2010) with the Indians, Giants and Rangers. He ended his professional playing career with Double-A Montgomery in the Rays system in 2012, when Andrew Friedman was general manager.

Garko was an assistant coach at Stanford in 2014.

"I'm very excited to join the Dodgers organization and to come to Tulsa," said Garko. "No city or affiliate has a better reputation than Tulsa, and I look forward to bringing my family there."

Drew Saylor will manage Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, joining the Dodgers after four years coaching in the Rockies system, including two years managing short-season Class-A Tri-City in 2013-2014. His hire was first reported in November.

"It's a tremendous honor to join the Dodger family," said Saylor. "They have such a rich tradition and history that goes back to Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and Branch Rickey. After interacting with Gabe Kapler and their staff, their energy truly gets me excited for the upcoming season."

Gil Velazquez is the new manager for Class-A Great Lakes, moving up from coaching in the rookie-level Arizona League in 2015. He graduated from nearby Paramount High School.

The former infielder ended his 17-year pro playing career in 2013, though he is still playing in the Mexican Winter League. Velazquez, now 36, was 0-for-4 on Sunday night, playing third base for Hermosillo, a team managed by former Dodgers coach Lorenzo Bundy. Velazquez won the Mexican League batting title in 2014.

Rookie-level Ogden will be managed by another newcomer to the organization, with Shaun Larkin coming aboard after three years in the Indians organization. The Cal State Northridge grad managed one of his three seasons with Cleveland, skippering Class-A Lake County in 2015.

John Shoemaker, who managed Ogden in 2015, returns to the rookie-level Arizona League to manage in 2016, which will be his 40th season in the Dodgers organization, including his 23rd as a minor league manager.

The rest of the minor league staffs are expected to be announced in the next week or so.