Mattingly, 9 Coaches Confirmed To Return To Dodgers In 2014
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti Monday announced the team’s coaching staff for the 2014 season.
Manager Don Mattingly and nine coaches will be returning, according to Colletti.
Tim Wallach will become bench coach and Lorenzo Bundy will be the club’s third base coach.
The following is a complete list of the coaching staff:
Don Mattingly – Manager (fourth season)
Lorenzo Bundy – Third Base coach (first season)
Chuck Crim – Bullpen Coach (second season)
Rick Honeycutt – Pitching Coach (ninth season)
Davey Lopes – First Base Coach (fourth season)
Mark McGwire – Hitting Coach (second season)
Tim Wallach – Bench Coach (first season, fourth on staff)
Ken Howell – Assistant Pitching Coach (second season, seventh on staff)
John Valentin – Assistant Hitting Coach (second season)
Manny Mota – Coach (35th season)
Steve Yeager – Coach (third season)
There had been question of whether Mattingly would hold on to his position throughout the first half of the 2013 season, after the Dodgers got off to one of the worst starts in Los Angeles history. The team’s post-season run, which concluded just two games short of the National League Pennant, seems to have secured his spot as manager.
The certainty of his return was again in question, however, even after the team picked up a $1.4 million option on his contract, as Mattingly wanted a multi-year deal.