Dodgers Coaching Staff
News and notes regarding the manager and coaches of the Los Angeles Dodgers and their minor league affiliates.
According to Pedro Moura of The Athletic, the Dodgers will be hiring Robert Van Scoyoc, the Diamondbacks’ hitting strategist, as their new hitting coach. The move has yet to be finalized.
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The Dodgers finalized their coaching staff for 2018, including the hiring of Mark Prior as bullpen coach and Danny Lehmann as a game planning and communications coach.
Dodgers bullpen coach Josh Bard interviewed for a coaching position with the Yankees, per a report from the New York Post.
The Dodgers filled out their 2018 major league coaching staff on Friday, adding Brant Brown and Luis Ortiz as both assistant hitting coaches and minor league hitting coordinators.
The Yankees interviewed Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward for their vacant managerial job on Saturday.
Rick Honeycutt will be back as Dodgers pitching coach in 2018, as will nearly all of the major league coaching staff under manager Dave Roberts.
Dodgers assistant hitting coach Tim Hyers left to join the Red Sox and new manager Alex Cora’s staff as hitting coach in Boston.
After seven years as a minor league pitching coach with the Dodgers, Matt Herges left to join the Giants major league staff as bullpen coach in 2018.
The Dodgers announced their 2016 minor league coaching staffs on Thursday, with John Valentin following three years as assistant hitting coach in the majors to hitting coach at Class-A Great Lakes in the Midwest League.
The Dodgers have reportedly found a new head athletic trainer, hiring Neil Rampe away from the Diamondbacks after eight years in Arizona; as well as a new assistant athletic trainer in Nate Lucero, who was with the Astros the last nine years.