RiverDogs Introduce New Manager

Dorante Credit: MILB.com

Dorante Credit: MILB.com

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.

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