Forget star players. It seems you can never have enough coaching.
The Dodgers finalized their coaching staff for the 2013 season Tuesday, officially adding John Valentin as the assistant hitting coach and Chuck Crim as the bullpen coach to Manager Don Mattingly’s staff.
Valentin was the Dodgers’ triple-A Albuquerque hitting coach the last two seasons, while Crim served as their double-A Chattanooga pitching coach the last two years. Both are former major leaguers.
Ken Howell, who had been the bullpen coach for the past five seasons, will now serve as the newly created assistant pitching coach.