Dodgers announce minor-league coaching staffs; each team has a new manager.

The Dodgers’ minor-league affiliates went 337-357 in 2013. All will have a new manager in 2014.

Damon Berryhill (Triple-A Albuquerque), Razor Shines (Double-A Chattanooga) and P.J. Forbes (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga) were all promoted within the organization. John Shoemaker will manage the Rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers after serving as the team’s Coordinator of Arizona Instruction last season. Bill Haselman (Single-A Great Lakes) and Lee Tinsley (Rookie-advanced Ogden) join the Dodger organization from the Angels and Chicago Cubs, respectively.

Berryhill takes over as Triple-A Albuquerque manager following five seasons with Rookie-advanced Ogden. The Laguna Beach native began his managing career with Texas’ Single-A Bakersfield club in 2008 and has a 269-250 record (.518) as a minor league manager, including four playoff appearances with Ogden. He played 10 major-league seasons as a catcher with the Cubs (1987-91), Braves (1991-93), Red Sox (1994), Reds (1995) and Giants (1997).

Glenn Dishman returns for his fourth year as Albuquerque’s pitching coach (10th season in the Dodgers organization). Hitting coach Franklin Stubbs will begin his second season with the Isotopes (sixth season with the organization).

Lorenzo Bundy, who managed the Isotopes the past three years, will be the Dodgers’ third-base coach in 2014.

Shines, who managed Single-A Great Lakes last year, will take the helm at Double-A Chattanooga for his 10th season as a minor league manager. He has a career managerial record of 639-618 (.508). Shines has managed four playoff teams and two league titles, and has spent three seasons on Major League staffs as a base coach with the White Sox (2007) and Mets (2009-10).

Scott Radinsky will serve as the Lookouts’ pitching coach after spending the 2013 season in the same position at Rookie-advanced Ogden. Radinsky pitched in the Majors for 11 seasons, including a stint in Los Angeles from 1996-98. Shawn Wooten joins the Dodger organization as the Lookouts’ hitting coach following four years coaching in the San Diego chain, including two seasons as manager of Single-A Lake Elsinore, one season managing Single-A Fort Wayne and serving as the hitting coach with Short-Season Eugene in 2010 in his coaching debut. Wooten played six Major League seasons with Anaheim (2000-03), Philadelphia (2004) and Boston (2005) as a catcher, first baseman and third baseman.

Forbes will manage Single-A Rancho Cucamonga after leading the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers to a 34-22 record and an Arizona League Central division title last season. The 2014 season will mark Forbes’ second in the Dodgers organization and 11th season as a minor league manager following 13 professional seasons as an infielder. Former Dodger Matt Herges is back for a third consecutive campaign as the Quakes’ pitching coach and hitting coach Mike Eylward will begin his first season with Rancho Cucamonga and second with the organization after spending last year as the hitting coach for Single-A Great Lakes.

Haselman will join the Dodger organization after managing the Single-A Inland Empire 66ers in the Angels’ organization in 2012 and 2013. Prior to his stint with the 66ers, Haselman managed Single-A Bakersfield (Texas) in the California League in 2010. The New Jersey native and UCLA product was a first-round draft pick of the Rangers (23rd overall) in 1987 and went on to play 13 seasons with the Rangers (1990, 1998, 2000-02), Mariners (1992-94), Red Sox (1995-97, 2003) and Tigers (1998).

Haselman hit .259 in 589 career games and following his playing career became the Red Sox first base (2004, 2006) and bullpen (2005) coach. The 47-year-old caught Roger Clemens’ second 20-strikeout performance against the Tigers in 1996.

Bill Simas returns for his fourth year in the organization and second season as the Loons’ pitching coach, after his staff paced the Midwest League in strikeouts with 1,113. Hitting coach Johnny Washington is returning for his sixth season as a minor-league coach and first with the Loons. Washington was the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga hitting coach in 2012 and 2013.

Tinsley will be making his debut in the Dodger organization after spending the last three seasons as the Cubs’ outfield/baserunning coordinator. In addition to managing the Raptors, the Kentucky native will also serve as the Co-coordinator of Arizona Instruction. Tinsley boasts 13 years of coaching experience, including Major League coaching stints with Arizona and Seattle. That followed a 14-year playing career that included five Major League seasons with Seattle (1993, 1997), Boston (1994-96) and Philadelphia (1996).

After signing with the Dodgers as a minor league instructor on June 1, Greg Sabat will take the reins as the Raptors’ pitching coach. Sabat previously served as the pitching coach with the Gulf Coast Tigers in Detroit’s organization for 15 seasons. Hitting coach Leo Garcia is returning for a sixth season in the organization and his second with Ogden in 2014.

Shoemaker has been a player, coach, manager or coordinator in the Dodger organization since 1977, compiling a 1,258-1,230 (.506) managerial record and winning Southern League championships with Double-A Jacksonville in 2001 (co-champions) and 2005 and also a Single-A South Atlantic League crown with Savannah in 1996. Hector Berrios will return for a fourth season in the organization, as he was named the Arizona League Dodgers’ pitching coach after spending last season as the pitching coach for Double-A Chattanooga.

Henry Cruz will take over as hitting coach, which will be his third season as a hitting coach in the organization (Ogden in 2007 and Inland Empire in 2008). Cruz was the Coordinator of Campo Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic the last five seasons.

The Arizona League runs from June to August and will feature a number of 2014 draft picks.

Here is the Dodgers’ full minor-league coaching roster:

Triple-A Albuquerque:
Manager: Damon Berryhill
Pitching Coach: Glenn Dishman
Hitting Coach: Franklin Stubbs

Double-A Chattanooga:
Manager: Razor Shines
Pitching Coach: Scott Radinsky
Hitting Coach: Shawn Wooten

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga:
Manager: P.J. Forbes
Pitching Coach: Matt Herges
Hitting Coach: Mike Eylward

Single-A Great Lakes:
Manager: Bill Haselman
Pitching Coach: Bill Simas
Hitting Coach: Johnny Washington

Rookie-advanced Ogden:
Manager: Lee Tinsley
Pitching Coach: Greg Sabat
Hitting Coach: Leo Garcia

Rookie-level AZL Dodgers:
Manager: John Shoemaker
Pitching Coach: Hector Berrios
Hitting Coach: Henry Cruz

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.