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Dodgers announce 2015 minor-league coaching staff

Oklahoma City pitching coach Scott Radinsky

Oklahoma City pitching coach Scott Radinsky had a 2.65 ERA in three seasons with the Dodgers.

By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers will return all six of their minor-league field managers in 2014, though two of them will be switching teams.

The 2014 minor-league managers are Damon Berryhill (Triple-A Oklahoma City), Razor Shines (Double-A Tulsa), P.J. Forbes (Single-A Rancho Cucamonga), Bill Haselman (Single-A Great Lakes), John Shoemaker (Rookie-advanced Ogden) and Jack McDowell (Rookie-level AZL Dodgers). Last year, Shoemaker managed the AZL Dodgers and McDowell at Ogden.

With promotions throughout the system, many Dodger prospects will work with their coaches from 2014. More on the coaching staffs follows …

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In case you missed it: Crawford re-takes the field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Australia

By Jon Weisman

Hey, there’s a blast from the recent past: former Dodger executive Kim Ng, next to Don Mattingly and director of team travel Scott Akasaki.

  • Carl Crawford was back in action in Arizona today, while Matt Kemp played a full game, reports Ken Gurnick of Still no new baby for Crawford, yet.
  • Tommy Lasorda spent some time talking to — and being overheard by — Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
  • The Dodgers have the best 17-year-old player in baseball in Julio Urias and the best 23-year-old in Yasiel Puig, according to Baseball America. Raul A. Mondesi of the Kansas City farm system, by the way, is the best 18-year-old.
  • Peter O’Malley is the premier sponsor of “Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game,” a special exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Running from March 29 through September 14, the exhibition “will explore the team’s storied past through four players and a Hall of Fame manager, each of whom made history in his own right: Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo, and Tommy Lasorda.”
  • Mike Scioscia’s son was traded for Wayne Gretzky’s son, according to Bill Shaikin of the Times. In baseball — not in real life.
  • In Australia, Hyun-Jin Ryu met up with his change-up mentor, 44-year-old Dae-Sung Koo, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Times.
  • Ogden manager Jack McDowell talked REM and other stuff in this interview with Dave Jordan for Instream Sports.
  • If the Dodgers were an Australian football team, they might be the Collingwood Magpies, according to Michael Chammas of the Sydney Morning Herald. That’s right — he actually said the Collingwood Magpies.

In case you missed it: Dodgers hire Jack McDowell to manage in minors

Today's Jon SooHoo gallery can be found here.

Today’s Jon SooHoo gallery can be found here.

By Jon Weisman

Dee Gordon sees you …

  • My college schoolmate Jack McDowell has officially been hired by the Dodgers to manage Rookie-level Ogden in 2014.
  • The Dodgers signed 18-year-old international outfield prospect Carlos Mosquera out of Panama City, Panama (signing scout: Luis Molina).
  • A cool Dodger artifact from 1961 featuring Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett is featured by Ernest Reyes at Blue Heaven.
  • Ahead of the expansion of instant replay, MLB has expanded its full-time umpire crew. Craig Calcaterra has more at Hardball Talk.
  • Congrats to Emma Amaya on the fifth anniversary of Crazy Blue World.

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