Dodgers announce 2024 Minor League coaching staffs

February 23rd, 2024

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their Minor League coaching staffs for the 2024 season with Travis Barbary (Oklahoma City), Scott Hennessey (Tulsa), Jair Fernandez (Great Lakes), John Shoemaker (Rancho Cucamonga), Juan Apodaca (Arizona Complex League Dodgers), Dunior Zerpa and Leury Bonilla (Dominican Summer League Dodgers) all leading their respective squads.

The Dodgers farm system returns five of their seven managers from last season, with Jair Fernandez taking over the High-A affiliate at Great Lakes after serving as the manager of the ACL Dodgers in 2023. Joining the fold in 2024 are Apodaca and Bonilla, who will manage the ACL and DSL Dodgers this season.

Apodaca, 37, played nine minor league seasons, reaching as high as Triple-A in 2013 with the Durham Bulls. He hit a combined .250 with 40 homers and 212 RBI. The backstop played 14 additional seasons in the Venezuelan League and Mexican Leagues, amassing 52 homers and 316 RBI in 603 combined games. He began his professional career with the Boston Red Sox, signing as an international free agent on March 12, 2010 out of Caracas, Venezuela.

Bonilla, 39, joins the team for his first season as a manager of the DSL Dodgers. The Dominican Republic native played 11 minor league seasons, hitting .256 with 42 homers and 284 RBI in 834 minor league games. His last season with Triple-A Tacoma in 2015, he hit .250 with four homers and 21 RBI. He was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners on May 11, 2009 as an international free agent.

Last season, the Dodger minor league affiliates recorded a combined .582 winning percentage (414-297), posting the best minor league winning percentage in all of baseball. Oklahoma City, Great Lakes, Rancho Cucamonga, ACL Dodgers, DSL Dodgers Bautista and DSL Dodgers Mega all made the playoffs last season, with Oklahoma City winning the Pacific Coast League Championship and the DSL Dodgers Bautista winning the Dominican Summer League. It was the eighth straight season that the Dodger affiliates have posted a winning mark, and they are a combined 3,400-2,825 (.546) since their last losing season in 2013. The Dodgers were the only Major League organization to have a combined 400 wins and are one of three organizations with six teams with a winning percentage above .500 (Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners).

In 2023, Michael Busch, Jonny DeLuca, Bryan Hudson, Kyle Hurt, Bobby Miller, Nick Robertson, Emmet Sheehan and Gavin Stone, all made their Major League debuts for Los Angeles, and six of the eight players were signed or drafted by the Dodgers. James Outman finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year Award voting, clubbing 23 homers and driving in 70 RBI in his first full season with the club.

The rest of the Dodger coaching staff is below:

Oklahoma City Baseball Club (AAA)

Manager Travis Barbary

Hitting Coach Manny Burriss

Pitching Coach Doug Mathis

Pitching Coach Justin DeFratus

Bench Coach Chris Gutierrez

Athletic Trainer Chelsea Willette

Athletic Trainer Griffin Boyte

Performance Coach Paul Fournier

Performance Coach Taylor Miller

Video Associate JD Osborne

Tulsa Drillers (AA)

Manager Scott Hennessey

Hitting Coach Dylan Nasiatka

Pitching Coach Ryan Dennick

Pitching Coach Durin O'Linger

Bench Coach Ronny Paulino

Athletic Trainer Jesse Guffey

Performance Coach Ethan Quarles

Video Associate Tyler Hollow

Great Lakes Loons (A+)

Manager Jair Fernandez

Hitting Coach O'Koyea Dickson

Pitching Coach David Anderson

Pitching Coach Richard De Los Santos

Bench Coach Elian Herrera

Athletic Trainer Ikuo Kato

Performance Coach Jake Taylor

Video Associate Colby Wyatt

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A)

Manager John Shoemaker

Hitting Coach Blake Gailen

Pitching Coach Ramon Troncoso

Pitching Coach Sean Coyne

Bench Coach Cordell Hipolito

Athletic Trainer Akinori Maeda

Performance Coach Walter Lindo

Video Associate Dallas Young

Arizona Complex League Dodgers (Rookie)

Manager Juan Apodaca

Hitting Coach Kevin LaChance

Hitting Coach Johermyn Chavez

Hitting Coach Danny Dorn

Pitching Coach Andres Urbina

Pitching Coach Luis Vasquez

Bench Coach Johan Garcia

Coach/Complex Coordinator Fumi Ishibashi

Baseball Technology Associate Harrison Schnurbusch

Performance Coach Jose Gutierrez

Performance Assosicate Adam Shwery

Athletic Trainer Alfredo Casillas

Athletic Trainer Zoe Hicks

Assistant Athletic Trainer Sienna Baldwin

Video Associate Gabriela Vitale

Video Associate Zach Rosenberg

Dominican Summer League Dodgers (Rookie)

Manager Leury Bonilla

Manager Dunior Zerpa

Hitting Coach Sergio Mendez

Hitting Coach Juan Diaz

Hitting Coach Audy Ciriaco

Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Sosa

Bench Coach Jeremy Gaines

Latin America Defensive Coordinator Pedro Mega

Sr. Advisor, Campo Las Palmas Antonio Bautista

Pitching Coach Raidel Chacon

Pitching Coach Roberto Giron

Pitching Coach Eduardo Dominguez

Pitching Coach Hector Rodriguez

Assistant Pitching Coach Jesus Canizales

Assistant Pitching Coach Jose Rodulfo

Latin America Medical Coordinator Jorge Gonzalez

Athletic Trainer Jorge Rodriguez

Physiotherapist Walter LaChapel

Performance Coach Rafa Sepulveda

Performance Coach Rafael Figuera

Performance Coach George Drullard

Nutrition Coordinator Julissa Gomez

Video Associate Andres Acosta

Video Associate Jackson Pass

CLP Education and Projects Assistant Jayza Rosario