Dodgers plan to retain whole coaching staff

Dodgers plan to retain whole coaching staff

Dodgers plan to retain whole coaching staff
PHOENIX -- Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday that manager Don Mattingly's coaching staff "should all be back" for 2012.

"I like the entire staff," said Colletti.

The staff consists of pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, hitting coach Dave Hansen, bench coach Trey Hillman, third-base coach Tim Wallach, first-base coach Davey Lopes, bullpen coach Ken Howell and coach Manny Mota.

Hansen was promoted to interim hitting coach shortly after the All-Star break when Jeff Pentland was dismissed and the club has responded with more consistent offense, although Pentland didn't have the advantage of run-producer Juan Rivera, who was acquired at the break.