Dodgers Roster & Staff

Aaron Bates #

COACHING/FRONT OFFICE CAREER:

Bates is in his fifth season with the Dodger organization and first as assistant hitting coach with the Major League club…in addition to his responsibilities at the Major League level, Bates will be the director of hitting for the Dodger minor league system… Bates began his coaching career in 2015 as the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers hitting coach…he held the same position for Single-A Great Lakes in 2016 and 2017 with High-A Rancho Cucamonga…in 2018 he served as assistant hitting coordinator for the Dodger minor league system.

PLAYING CAREER: 

Bates was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the third round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of North Carolina State University and spent eight seasons (2006-14) in the minor leagues as an outfielder and first baseman in the Red Sox, Twins, Cardinals and Dodger organizations…he posted a .278/.374/.427 line with 77 home runs and 358 RBI in the minors…Bates made his Major League debut with the Red Sox on July 6, 2009 and appeared in five big league games.

PERSONAL:

Aaron Bates is married to Lacey…They have a son, Hudson, and daughter, Kinsley…Lacey was Miss Massachusetts USA in 2010… Bates' father-in-law Doug Wilson is the general manager of the San Jose Sharks and played 16 seasons in the NHL…Bates played eight years of Winter Ball in Puerto Rico (his mother is Puerto Rican).