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D-backs announce 2019 Major League coaching staff & medical staff

Team adds Darnell Coles, Eric Hinske, Dan Butler and Kyle Torgerson

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) finalized their 2019 Major League coaching staff and medical staff under third-year manager Torey Lovullo.

The coaching staff will be (current role, on the coaching staff):

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) finalized their 2019 Major League coaching staff and medical staff under third-year manager Torey Lovullo.

The coaching staff will be (current role, on the coaching staff):

Jerry Narron

Bench coach

Second season, third overall

Mike Butcher

Pitching coach

Fourth season

Mike Fetters

Bullpen coach

Third season, seventh overall

Darnell Coles

Hitting coach

First season

Eric Hinske

Assistant Hitting coach

First season

Dave McKay

First Base coach

Sixth season

Tony Perezchica

Third Base coach

Third season

Robby Hammock

Quality Control/Catching coach

Third season

Luis "Pipé" Urueta

Major League coach

Second season

Humberto Quintero

Bullpen catcher

Third season, fourth overall

Dan Butler

Bullpen catcher

First season

 

The team's medical staff will consist of (current role, in D-backs organization):

Ken Crenshaw

Director, Sports Medicine & Performance

Second season, 14th overall

Ryan DiPanfilo

Head Athletic Trainer

Second season, 13th overall

Nate Shaw

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Second season, 14th overall

Ben Hagar

Physical Therapist

Fourth season

Kyle Torgerson

Assistant Athletic Trainer

First season, seventh overall

Junko Yazawa

Manual Therapist/Athletic Trainer

Second season

Matt Tenney

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Second season, ninth overall

Tetsu Maruyama

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Second season

 

Bios for the new staff members are below: 

Coles, 56, enters his first season as D-backs hitting coach, fifth overall in that capacity, sixth on a Major League coaching staff and 16th in a managerial/coaching role. He served as hitting coach for the Brewers (2015-18) and assistant hitting coach for the Tigers (2014). He spent 4 years in the Nationals' organization (2006-09), serving as Minor League roving hitting instructor (2006), manager for Short-Season A Vermont (2007) and Single-A Hagerstown (2008) and hitting coach for Triple-A Syracuse (2009). He began his coaching career as the Minor League hitting coordinator for the Mariners in 2000. He worked for ESPN as a baseball analyst from 2001-06. Coles played in 957 games over 14 Major League seasons with the Mariners (1983-85, '88-90), Tigers (1986-87, '90), Pirates (1987-88), Giants (1991), Reds (1992), Blue Jays (1993-94), Cardinals (1995) and Rockies (1997). 

Hinske, 41, enters his first season as D-backs assistant hitting coach, fourth overall in that capacity and fifth in a Major League coaching role. He has been part of 3 World Series winners, twice as a player in 2007 with the Red Sox, 2009 with the Yankees, and once as a coach in 2016 with the Cubs. He was hitting coach for the Angels (2018) and assistant hitting coach for the Cubs (2015-17). He played parts of 12 seasons with the Blue Jays (2002-06), highlighted by 2002 American League Rookie of the Year honors, Red Sox (2006-07), Rays (2008), Pirates (2009), Yankees (2009), Braves (2010-12) and D-backs (2013). 

Butler, 32, enters his first season as D-backs bullpen catcher. He had 2 stints in the Majors Leagues with the Red Sox in 2014 and '18, appearing in 9 games. He played 10 seasons in the Minor League systems for the Red Sox (2009-14, '16-18) and Nationals (2015). He signed with the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. He is a native of Phoenix and played collegiately at the University of Arizona from 2006-09 after attending Greenway High School. 

Torgerson, 31, enters his first season as D-backs assistant athletic trainer and seventh in the organization. He previously served as the Minor League medical coordinator (2016-18) and Manual Performance coordinator (2013-15). He spent 2012 as a trainer for the Royals' Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls. He graduated in 2012 from Weber State University with a master's degree in athletic training and 2009 from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in physiology.

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