Dodgers' coaching staff expected back in '17

'I'm excited to move on to year two,' Roberts says

Dodgers' coaching staff expected back in '17

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Monday that he expects his coaching staff to return in 2017.

During a season-ending press conference with president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, Roberts said he was impressed with how his staff performed.

"We don't see any changes," Roberts said. "With the coaches to come together as a first year together, I thought the work ethic, the willingness, eagerness to teach, the energy was consistent all year long. For a first year, us trying to get to know one another and getting to know the players, we did that. So I'm excited to move on to year two."

Roberts recaps Dodgers' year

The coaching staff incluces bench coach Bob Geren, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, hitting coach Turner Ward, third-base coach Chris Woodward, first-base coach George Lombard, assistant hitting coach Tim Hyers, bullpen coach Josh Bard, and quality control coach Juan Castro.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.