The New York Yankees announced that Luis Dorante will be the new manager of the Charleston RiverDogs. Dorante previously served as bullpen coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008-10 and was most recently the first base coach for the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate.
Dorante replaces Al Pedrique, who was named manager of the Tampa Yankees.
Other Charleston coaching announcements:
- First base coach Justin Tordi will return to team in the same role.
- Former Charleston outfielder Edwar Gonzalez was hired to be the team's new hitting coach.
- After a two-season absence, Carlos Chantres returns as the team's pitching coach.
- Jimmy Downam is the new trainer.
- Anthony Velazquez is the new strength and conditioning coach.
- JR Bassett returns as the clubhouse manager.
The RiverDogs first home game of 2014 will be on Monday, April 7th.