Dodgers announce entire coaching staff will return

Dodgers announce entire coaching staff will return
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, left, and hitting coach Mark McGwire wait for an instant replay review during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)


Don Mattingly

’s entire coaching staff will return for the upcoming season, the


announced Thursday.

The news was expected, as

Andrew Friedman

, the team’s president of baseball operations,


that all of the coaches were invited back.

Tim Wallach will return for his fifth season on the coaching staff, including his second as Mattingly’s bench coach.

Also back are Davey Lopes (first base), Lorenzo Bundy (third base),

Mark McGwire

(hitting), John Valentin (assistant hitting), Rick Honeycutt (pitching), Ken Howell (assistant pitching) and Chuck Crim (bullpen).

Steve Yeager will return as the catching instructor and Rob Flippo and Steve Cilladi as the bullpen catchers.

In other news, the Dodgers formally announced they

to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to major league camp in

spring training


The team also announced the hiring of Naomi Rodriguez as the senior director of external affairs and community relations.