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Marlins add Tim Wallach, Lorenzo Bundy to Don Mattingly's coaching staff

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Marlins on Friday announced the hire of Tim Wallach as bench coach, with the now former Dodgers coach rejoining manager Don Mattingly in Miami. Lorenzo Bundy also joined Wallach in the exodus from Los Angeles, and will be the outfield and baserunning coach in Miami.

Wallach, 58, was one of at least nine candidates to interview for the Dodgers' managerial job. But Wallach reportedly wasn't among the finalists asked back for a second interview, a job that ultimately went to Dave Roberts.

Wallach, who managed the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque in 2009-2010, was on the major league coaching staff for the last five seasons, including three years as third base coach and 2014-2015 as bench coach.

Mattingly when he was hired as Marlins manager on Nov. 2 mentioned his former bench coach by name as someone who might join him in Miami.

"We've talked about some guys," Mattingly said. "I think Tim Wallach is going to come with me to be the bench coach."

Bundy, 56, was on the Dodgers major league coaching staff the last two years, and also managed in their minor league system for six years, including Triple-A Las Vegas (2007-2008) and Albuquerque (2011-2013).

Bundy was the third base coach with the Dodgers from the start of 2014 until August 2015, when the Dodgers hired Ron Roenicke midseason to replace him as third base coach, shifting Bundy into the dugout as outfielder coach.

First base coach Davey Lopes left to take the same job with the Nationals on Nov. 5. Roenicke left to rejoin Mike Scioscia's staff in Anaheim on Nov. 18. Hitting coach Mark McGwire was hired as bench coach with the Padres on Wednesday.

The Dodgers are expected to announce new manager Dave Roberts' coaching staff soon, which Bob Geren as bench coach, Rick Honeycutt as pitching coach, Turner Ward as hitting coach, and Gabe Kapler somewhere on the staff, per multiple reports.