Wallach becomes club's bench coach
The Dodgers have announced their coaching staff for the 2014 season with manager Don Mattingly and nine coaches returning, Tim Wallach shifting roles to become bench coach and the addition of Lorenzo Bundy as the club's third base coach.
General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.
2014 Dodger 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)
Mattingly enters his fourth season as the Dodgers' manager after leading the club to the National League Championship Series and a 92-70 record in 2013. Mattingly's .536 winning percentage (260-225) in three years as the Dodger skipper ranks fifth in franchise history among managers with at least 350 games managed..
Bundy joins the Dodgers' Major League staff after managing Triple-A Albuquerque for the last three seasons. Under Bundy, the Isotopes went 225-206 (.522) and tied a franchise record with 80 wins in 2012, when he was honored as the Pacific Coast League's Manager of the Year. Overall, the 54-year-old has managed 12 seasons in the minors in the Expos (1990-94), Marlins (1997) and Dodger organizations (2007-08, 2010-2013) and the 2014 season will mark Bundy's fourth time serving on a big league coaching staff after working as the Marlins' bench coach (1998), the Rockies' bullpen coach (1999) and the Diamondbacks' first base coach (2009)..
Honeycutt enters his ninth consecutive season as the Dodgers' pitching coach.
Lopes will enter his 27th season as a Major League coach and fourth with the Dodgers, returning as the first base coach and baserunning instructor after playing for the team from 1972-82.
McGwire enters his second season as the Dodger hitting coach. In his first campaign with the club, the Dodgers hit .264 with an on-base percentage of .326, marks that both ranked third in the National League.L