The Dodgers and Inland Empire 66ers have announced the 2010 coaching staff for the team, and there will be some familiar faces.
Pitching coach Charlie Hough returns for his fourth straight season with the team. He was also with the team in 1996, 1997 and the first half of 1998 during the franchise’s previous association with the Dodgers. Hough, who will be 62 by opening day, pitched in the big leagues from 1970-94, including with the Dodgers from 1970-80. He was 216-216 with a 3.75 ERA and also had 61 saves during his career. He was a member of three Dodgers National League champion teams.
Among those who flourished under the tutelage of Hough include young Dodgers James McDonald, Ramon Troncoso, Cory Wade and Brent Leach.
Hitting coach Franklin Stubbs returns for his 2nd straight season. Stubbs, a member of the 1988 Dodger World Champions, hit .234 with 104 home runs during a 10-year career. Outfielders Trayvon Robinson and Scott Van Slyke had breakout seasons in 2009 with Stubbs’ help.
The manager will be new, but not entirely unfamiliar: Jeff Carter. Carter managed High Desert in 2006 when the Mavericks were a Kansas City Royals affiliate. It is Carter’s third year in the Dodgers’ organziation, managing the last two years in rookie ball.
Carter never made it to the big leagues during a 12-year pro career that ended in 1996. He has experience playing in the Cal League, as he was with Fresno (which was then the San Francisco Giants affiliate in the league) in 1987.
Carlos Subero, who managed the Sixers in 2009, has been promoted to manage Double-A Chattanooga. It’s a return to the Southern League where he managed Birmingham in 2008. His hitting coach will be 2008 Sixers manager John Valentin, who managed Chattanooga in 2009.