SAN DIEGO — Pat Dobson, Amos Otis and Denny Sommers were added to the Padres' coaching staff for the 1988 season, the club announced Thursday.
Dobson, pitching coach; Otis, hitting coach, and Sommers, bullpen coach, will join holdovers Sandy Alomar, who will shift to third base, and Greg Riddoch, who will be at first.
The additions conclude a restructuring of Manager Larry Bowa's staff. Alomar had been the first base coach, and Riddoch had been the coach in the dugout.
Otis, 40, who hit .277 in a 17-year major league career spent primarily with the Kansas City Royals, was a roving hitting instructor for the Padre organization in 1987. This will be his first major league coaching assignment since his retirement in 1984.