LA Dodgers Name Jody Reed As Manager Of The Chattanooga Lookouts

Lookouts To Have New Hitting And Pitching Coaches As Well

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Playing for the Padres in 1996, second baseman Jody Reed throws out a runner at first base.
Playing for the Padres in 1996, second baseman Jody Reed throws out a runner at first base.
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The Dodgers announced new coaching assignments for the Chattanooga Lookouts and each of their seven minor league teams Monday. 

Ex-Dodger Jody Reed, who served last season as the organization’s infielder coordinator, is going back to managing and will lead Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts

Reed, who will be entering his first season as skipper of the Lookouts, served as the infield coordinator for the Dodgers organization this past season. In 2011, he managed the Arizona League Dodgers to a 34-22 record, which resulted in him winning Manager of the Year in the Arizona League. Prior to joining the Dodgers organization in 2011, Reed spent four seasons with the Yankees organization. He served as the minor league defensive coordinator for the Yankees from 2009-10. He also managed the GCL Yankees from 2007-8 and was named GCL “Manager of the Year” in 2007 after guiding his team to the GCL title. Reed enjoyed an 11-year Major League career with the Red Sox (1987-92), Dodgers (1993), Brewers (1994), Padres (1995-6), and Tigers (1997).

Hector Berrios enters his third season as a pitching coach within Dodgers organization. He spent the 2012 season with Great Lakes (A) and 2011 with Rancho Cucamonga (A+). Prior to his current stint with the Dodgers organization, Berrios spent 13 seasons between the Blue Jays’ (1998-2002) and Mets’ (2003-10) minor league systems. Berrios pitched professionally from 1984-92 for the affiliates of five different teams. He went a combined 31-25 with three saves and a 3.90 ERA over his career.

Orv Franchuk will also be experiencing his first year as a member of the Lookouts coaching staff. He has an extensive resume as a scout and coach for several organizations. His history includes serving as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds from 1997-84; scout and hitting coach for the California Angels’ system from 1988-94; hitting coach (1995-97),  roving hitting and catching coordinator (1998-2001), and manager of the Vancouver Canadians (2002) for the Oakland Athletics organization; minor league hitting coordinator for Boston (2003-6) and Houston (2007-8); and hitting coach for the San Antonio Missions (2009) and Portland Beavers (2010) in the Padres organization. Most recently, he served as the manager of the Edmonton Capitals (Independent) in 2011. Additionally, he coached the Canadian National Team at the 1978 Amateur World Series, as well as the 1981 Intercontinental Cup and 2007 World Baseball Cup teams. Franchuk, a Canadian native, was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He received his Masters in Education from Long Beach State University and had a 24-year career with the Edmonton Public School system.

 The Lookouts begin their 2013 regular season on April 4h against the Huntsville Stars at AT&T Field.

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