Dodgers Roster & Staff

Stephen Yeager #7

COACHING CAREER

Yeager is in his sixth season as a catching instructor with the Dodgers and will work with the club's Major League backstops in Spring Training and throughout the season (primarily in pregame preparation) at Dodger Stadium…he previously coached in the Dodgers' minor league chain as hitting and catching coach with High-A San Bernardino (1999), Double-A Jacksonville (2005), Triple-A Las Vegas (2006) and High-A Inland Empire (2007)...in 2011, Yeager helped coach the catchers at Spring Training and also helped out in the Dodgers' minor league system…Yeager managed the Long Beach Breakers of the independent Western Baseball League in 2000 and 2001 and the Long Beach Armada of the Golden Baseball League in 2008.

PLAYING CAREER

Known as a stellar defensive catcher in his 15-season big league career, Yeager was behind the plate for 1,230 career games and ranks third all time on Los Angeles Dodgers' all-time games caught list (1,181)…Yeager was part of the 1981 Dodgers World Series Tri-MVP group along with Ron Cey and Pedro Guerrero after hitting .286 with two key home runs and four RBI in the club's six-game victory over the Yankees…he twice led the National League in caught-stealing percentage (1978, '82)…"Boomer" batted .228/.298/.355 with 102 home runs and 410 RBI with 816 hits between the Dodgers (1972-1985) and Seattle Mariners (1986) over the course of his career...he was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 1967 First-Year Player Draft.

PERSONAL

Steve Yeager resides in Chatsworth with his wife of 24 years Charlene…he has three children - Stephen, Joshua, and Evan and one grandchild - Brooklyn…Yeager is a longtime member of the Dodger Alumni Association and has worked on the club's behalf at many of the Dodgers' community events throughout the years…Yeager owns a Jersey Mike's Subs shop in Granada Hills, CA.