Dave Roberts will be joined by an almost completely new coaching staff in his first-ever season as an MLB manager.
The Dodgers announced their staff Thursday officially and the only names fans will recognize from last year’s crew under Don Mattingly are Rick Honeycutt Steve Yeager.
This, via the Dodgers’ official Twitter account.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 17, 2015
One notable name not on the list is Gabe Kapler, who somehow went from perceived shoe-in to be the manager, to definite addition to the coaching staff and now left off completely. This doesn’t mean he will no longer be with the organization — he’ll remain the director of the farm system.
Kapler reportedly made the decision on his own accord and the Dodgers hired George Lombard to replace him as first base coach.
Another noteworthy role listed above is Juan Castro as the Quality Assurance Coach, which kind of sounds like a title for a salesperson at an up-and-coming insurance company.