Monday, November 8, 2010

Dave Hansen to join Dodgers staff


Dave Hansen to join Dodgers staff. From Fox Sports {linked here}

Dave Hansen is on the verge of joining the Dodgers’ coaching staff as a hitting instructor, multiple major-league sources told

One person close to the situation said nothing has been finalized “yet,” but some others in the industry view it as a “done deal” that Hansen will return to the franchise that selected him in the amateur draft 24 years ago.

The Dodgers have had two hitting coaches on their major-league staff since 2008. Formerly, Don Mattingly and Jeff Pentland held those positions. Now that Mattingly is the manager, the Dodgers’ intent is to keep Pentland and hire a second hitting coach.

It’s not clear whether Pentland or Hansen would be designated as the primary hitting coach.

Dodgers won't announce anything until they finalize the whole coaching staff. I just hope Davey Lopes is part of this.