Hurst named field coordinator for Dodgers' Dominican academy

Hurst named field coordinator for Dodgers' Dominican academy

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers have hired former Boston Red Sox All-Star Bruce Hurst as field coordinator of their Campo Las Palmas academy in the Dominican Republic.

Last year's field coordinator at Campo Las Palmas was Kremlin Martinez, who will be the organization's lower-level roving pitching coordinator.

Hurst, 57 this month, pitched for 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 10 consecutive seasons with double-digit victories.

He is probably best remembered for his performance in the 1986 World Series, in which he won twice and was about to be named MVP until the Mets rallied to beat Boston.

Hurst was briefly a special assistant for player development with the Red Sox. He has also helped coach Team China twice for the World Baseball Classic and worked with MLB International.

Hurst is currently working with Minor League players at Camelback Ranch.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.