Dodgers Announce 2017 Minor League Coaching Staffs

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 

Double-A Tulsa

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

Rookie-advanced Ogden

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.