r Once again the Dodgers will reach outside the system to fill a major position in their minor league hierarchy as they are expected to name P.J. Carey as field coordinator.
Carey, a veteran of 23 years in the game, mostly in the lower minors, will fill one of the posts left vacant when Terry Collins accepted a manager's job in Japan. Collins had acted both as the director of player development and field cordinator for the past three years. Now with DeJon Watson taking over as the
director, the two positions will be split again.
Thus, Carey becomes Watson's man on the field as he will travel throughout the organization, working with and evaluating personnel and recommending changes
Although he spent 1997 in the big leagues as the bullpen coach for the Rockies, the game's lower levels have long been his operating area by choice. "I have primarily worked with the younger kids, teaching fundamentals, " he explains. Most recently he's been the manager at Casper, the Rockies' affilliate in the Pioneer League. He's also been the catching coordinator in the past.
He's been with the Rockies for the past 14 years or since their inception.During that time he's gained a solid reputation for not only teaching on-field skills but in aiding younger players to adjust to life in the pro game.
Carey Expected to be Named Field Coordinator
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