Dodgers name coaching staff

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their coaches for the 2011 season on Monday and new manager Don Mattingly has added four new names to the staff.

Beginning their first season with the Dodgers are bench coach Trey Hillman, first base coach Davey Lopes, third base coach Tim Wallach and hitting instructor Dave Hansen.

Returning from the 2010 staff are pitching coach Rick Honeycutt (sixth season), bullpen coach Ken Howell (fourth season), hitting coach Jeff Pentland (fourth season) and coach Manny Mota (32nd season).

"I'm extremely excited about this coaching staff, which has a great combination of experience and youth that will create a positive environment for our team," said Mattingly. "We've been able to reach back and bring in a number of coaches with Dodger roots and that's one of the things that was very important to us."

The 47-year-old Hillman was named the manager of Kansas City in 2008, but was fired in May of this year after leading the Royals to a 152-207 record. Prior to his stint with Kansas City, Hillman managed the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters from 2003-07 in the Japanese Pacific League.

Lopes, 65, was a second baseman with the Dodgers from 1972-82 and during his time in LA played in four straight All-Star games from 1978-81, won a Gold Glove in '78 and led the National League in stolen bases twice (76-77). His 413 stolen bases are the second most in Dodger history behind Maury Wills. Lopes was the manager of Milwaukee from 2000-2002 where he registered a 144-195 record. He was the first base coach of Philadelphia the last four seasons and also had coaching stints with Texas (1988-91), Baltimore (1992-94), San Diego (1995-99) and Washington (2006).

Wallach, 53, spent the last two campaigns managing the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque. Wallace was a five-time NL All-Star over a stellar 17-year career, including four seasons with the Dodgers from 1993-96.

The 41-year-old Hansen played 11 seasons with the Dodgers during his 15-year major league career and his 139 pinch-hits are good for sixth on the all-time list. After retiring at the end of the 2005 season, Hansen started his coaching career in 2007 with Arizona and spent the last four seasons in its minor league system.


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