LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates for the 2017 season:
Triple-A Oklahoma City Season(s) with Dodger Organization
Manager – Bill Haselman 4th
Pitching Coach – Matt Herges 7th
Hitting Coach – Shawn Wooten 4th
4th Coach – Luis Matos 3rd
Manager – Ryan Garko 2nd
Pitching Coach – Bill Simas 7th
Hitting Coach – Terrmel Sledge 2nd
4th Coach – Leo Garcia 9th
Single-A Rancho Cucamonga
Manager – Drew Saylor 2nd
Pitching Coach – Kip Wells 2nd
Hitting Coach – Jay Gibbons 3rd
4th Coach – Rafael Ozuna 6th
Single-A Great Lakes
Manager – Jeremy Rodriguez 1st
Pitching Coach – Connor McGuiness 1st
Hitting Coach – Aaron Bates 3rd
4th Coach – Fumimasa Ishibashi 10th
Manager – Mark Kertenian 1st
Pitching Coach – Bobby Cuellar 3rd
Hitting Coach – TBD
4th Coach – Pedro Guerrero 2nd
Rookie-level AZL Dodgers
Manager – John Shoemaker 41st
Pitching Coach – Steve Andrade and Greg Sabat 2nd/5th
Hitting Coach – TBD
4th Coach- Dom Jose 2nd
Dominican Summer League Dodgers
Managers – Keyter Collado and Austin Chubb 6th/1st
Pitching Coaches – Roberto Giron and Luis Meza 4th/2nd
Hitting Coaches – Jair Fernandez and Sergio Mendez 2nd/2nd
CLP Hitting Coordinator – Humberto Miranda 2nd
CLP Defensive Coordinator – Pedro Mega 17th
Coach- Antonio Bautista 11th
The coaching staffs of the Dodgers’ top three affiliates remain intact, while the organization will welcome new managers at Single-A Great Lakes and Rookie-advanced Ogden, in Jeremy Rodriguez and Mark Kertenian, respectively. For the club’s rookie ball affiliates, John Shoemaker will return as the manager of the AZL Dodgers, while Keyter Collado and Austin Chubb will manage the Dodgers’ Dominican Summer League teams.
Jeremy Rodriguez will take over as manager of Single-A Great Lakes – the defending Midwest League champions – after spending the last two seasons as the San Diego Padres’ Dominican Summer League manager. The Southern California native played in parts of five minor league seasons (2011-15) in the San Diego organization after being selected by the Padres in the 16th round of the 2011 Draft out of California State University, Bakersfield. Connor McGuiness will join the Dodger organization as the Loons’ pitching coach following stints as the pitching coach at Emory University (2013-15), where he played college ball, and The Catholic University of America (2016). Aaron Bates will enter his first season as the Loons’ hitting coach and third season with the Los Angeles organization after spending the last two years in the same position with the Arizona League Dodgers. The Great Lakes’ fourth coach, Fumi Ishibashi, returns for a second season in Great Lakes and his 10th season overall with the Dodger organization.
Mark Kertenian, 37, joins the Dodger organization as Rookie-advanced Ogden’s skipper after multiple coaching stints in collegiate baseball at Florida International University (2015-16), the University of Nevada (2013-14) and Cal State Northridge (2001-10). As a player, Kertenian was a utilityman and pitcher in a combined three years of college baseball at Los Angeles City College, Cal State Northridge and Point Loma Nazarene. Joining him on Ogden’s staff will be pitching coach Bobby Cuellar, who was Single-A Great Lakes’ pitching coach last season, and Pedro Guerrero, who will be the club’s fourth coach after holding the same position with Ogden last year.
John Shoemaker will manage the AZL Dodgers for a second consecutive season as he embarks on his 41st season in the Los Angeles organization and 24th season as a minor league manager. Drafted by the Dodgers in the 35th round of the 1977 draft, Shoemaker has been with the club ever since, as a player (1977-80), manager, coach and coordinator and, in 2015, he was appointed as the Dodgers’ “Captain” of Player Development. The AZL Dodgers will return pitching coaches Steve Andrade and Greg Sabat, who will also act as the Dodgers’ rehab coordinator, and fourth coach Dom Jose, who joined the club’s staff last season following two years playing in the Yankees’ organization and a collegiate career at Stanford.
Keyter Collado enters his sixth season in the Dodger organization and his second as the manager of the DSL Dodgers 1, after leading the club to a 42-27 record in the DSL South division in 2016. Austin Chubb will take over as DSL Dodgers 2 manager and became the first American manager in the history of Campo Las Palmas. Chubb entered the coaching ranks as Rookie-advanced Ogden’s hitting coach last season following a four-year professional career as a catcher in the Nationals’ (2012-14) and Dodger (2014-15) organizations. Luis Meza and Roberto Giron return for their second and fourth seasons, respectively, as the pitching coaches for the DSL Dodgers, while Sergio Mendez and Jair Fernandez will be the hitting coaches. Humberto Miranda (hitting coordinator), Pedro Mega (defensive coordinator) and Antonio Bautista (coach) will also return to the Campo Las Palmas staff in 2017.