OKC Dodgers Announce Coaching Staff

Monday, January 12th 2015, 5:04 pm
By: News 9

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Oklahoma City Dodgers have announced the 2015 OKC Dodgers field staff, led by manager Damon Berryhill.

Berryhill will be joined by pitching coach Scott Radinsky, hitting coach Franklin Stubbs, and coach Johnny Washington.

Berryhill returns as the Dodgers' Triple-A manager for a second consecutive season after piloting the Pacific Coast League's Albuquerque Isotopes in 2014. Before making the jump to Triple-A, Berryhill served as the manager for the Rookie-advanced Ogden Raptors for five seasons, leading the Raptors to the Pioneer League playoffs four times. He began his managerial career in 2008 with the Texas Rangers' High-A affiliate, the Bakersfield Blaze. Over seven seasons, Berryhill owns a career 331-330 managerial record.

The former catcher spent 10 seasons in the Major Leagues from 1987-1997, suiting up for the Cubs, Braves, Red Sox, Reds, and Giants. He was a member of Atlanta's 1992 National League Championship team, setting career highs in home runs and RBI that season. Berryhill transitioned to coaching in 2002, working in the minor leagues in various capacities with the Los Angeles Angels and Arizona Diamondbacks, in addition to the Dodgers and Rangers.

Radinsky enters his third season as a pitching coach in the Dodgers organization. Last season, he served in the same role with Double-A Chattanooga, where he was part of a coaching staff that led the Lookouts to the Southern League finals. Radinsky's staff ranked in the top half of the Southern League in most pitching categories and posted an impressive 2.80 ERA over the season's final month to aid the team's playoff push.

Radinsky brings Major League experience both as a player and coach. He appeared in 557 games as a relief pitcher over 11 seasons from 1991-2000, playing for the White Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Indians. Prior to joining the Dodgers in 2013 as a minor league pitching coach, he spent three seasons with the Cleveland Indians' Major League staff as a pitching coach (2012) and bullpen coach (2010-2011). He was a pitching coach in Cleveland's minor league system for six seasons before his promotion to the Major Leagues.

Stubbs is set to begin his third consecutive season as the Dodgers' Triple-A hitting coach, as well as his seventh as an instructor in the organization. Last season with Albuquerque, he mentored 2014 Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player Joc Pederson, who led the league in home runs, runs scored, walks, and on-base percentage. The Isotopes led the PCL in slugging percentage and ranked second in both home runs and OPS.

A former Dodgers first baseman, Stubbs helped the Dodgers capture the 1988 World Series Championship. He spent 10 seasons in the Major Leagues, hitting over 100 home runs throughout his playing career. Before joining the Dodgers as a minor league hitting coach in 2009, Stubbs spent the first 12 years of his coaching career in the Atlanta Braves organization.

As the youngest member of the staff, the 30-year-old Washington will coach in Triple-A for the first time. He spent last season as the hitting coach for Low-A Great Lakes and served in the same capacity for High-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2013. Washington has been a minor league coach for the Dodgers since 2009, shortly after retiring as a player. After getting drafted by Texas in 2003, Washington played in the Minors for seven seasons with the Rangers and Dodgers, as well as in the Independent Leagues.

The team's Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach will be announced at a later date.