Dodgers move Tim Wallach to bench coach, Lorenzo Bundy to coach third
Tim Wallach, who must be one bad interview, is still making upward movement within the Dodgers.
Wallach was named the Dodgers new bench coach Monday, with triple-A Albuquerque manager Lorenzo Bundy moving up to take Wallach’s job as the third base coach.
The Dodgers fired bench coach Trey Hillman last month. The rest of last season’s coaching staff is returning.
Wallach would like to be a major league manager, and every off-season he seems to be up for a job somewhere but comes up short. This winter he talked to the Mariners and Tigers, and in previous years was up for the Red Sox (twice), the Brewers and Padres.
Hopefully for Wallach, his newest job helps his managerial resume, though he may want to get some tips on his interviewing skills.
Manager Don Mattingly, who is returning for his fourth season, came under criticism for questionable in-game strategies during the postseason and Hillman -- Mattingly’s personal choice as his bench coach the previous three seasons -- was made something of a fall guy.
Bundy, who had succeeded Mattingly as the Isotopes manager, now does the same as the third base coach. He was 225-206 in his three seasons at Albuquerque and was the Pacific Coast League manager of the year in 2012.
The rest of the coaching staff is intact: Chuck Crim, bullpen coach (second season); Rick Honeycutt, pitching coach (ninth season); Davey Lopes, first base coach (fourth season); Mark McGwire, hitting coach (second season); Ken Howell, assistant pitching coach (second season, seventh on staff); and John Valentin, assistant hitting coach (second season).
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