Padres add coaches to farm system

San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres announced today that Terry Kennedy has been named hitting coach of the club's Single-A affiliate in Lake Elsinore and Bronswell Patrick will serve as the pitching coach for the Rookie-Level Peoria Padres. The club also named Duffy Dyer to the position of catching coordinator.

Kennedy, 51, is a former All-Star catcher with the Padres. He most recently managed the San Diego Surf Dawgs of the Golden Baseball League in 2005, earning Manager of the Year honors in the league's inaugural season. Kennedy previously spent six seasons as a minor league manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2004), Chicago Cubs (1997-99), Montreal Expos (1994) and St. Louis Cardinals (1993) organizations, earning Baseball America and Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year honors in 1998 with Triple-A Iowa.

During the 1995 and 1996 campaigns, Kennedy served as the hitting coach for Seattle's Triple-A Tacoma affiliate. His previous coaching experience also includes serving as the roving catching instructor in the Montreal system (1994), and minor league field coordinator and roving catching instructor for the Cubs in 2000 and 2001. A four-time All-Star, Kennedy batted .264 in 14 Major League seasons with the Cardinals (1978-80), Padres (1981-86), Baltimore Orioles (1987-88) and San Francisco Giants (1989-91). He played in the 1984 World Series with San Diego and 1989 Fall Classic with San Francisco. In 1983, Kennedy received the Silver Slugger Award as the Major League's top-hitting catcher.

Patrick, 37, will begin his first season as a coach and first season in the Padres organization. Originally selected by Oakland in the 23rd round of the 1988 June draft, the right-hander pitched in parts of two Major League seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (1998) and Giants (1999). Following his Big League career, Patrick pitched in the Mexican League and Chinese Professional Baseball League.

The 62-year-old Dyer served as manager for the Detroit Tigers Double-A Erie affiliate for the 2005-06 seasons. Prior to joining the Tigers organization, Dyer spent two seasons as a scout with the New York Mets from 2003-04 after two seasons as manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He also previously managed in the Orioles (1999-2000), Brewers (1984-85) and Minnesota Twins (1984-85) organizations. Dyer led Single-A Kenosha to the Midwest League Championship in 1985, earning manager of the year honors. He was also named manager of the year in the Texas League in 1986 when his Double-A El Paso club clinched the league championship.

A former Major League catcher, Dyer began his coaching career as the bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs in 1983. He also served as the third base coach of the Brewers for seven seasons (1989-95) and spent three seasons on the Oakland A's coaching staff, first as the third base coach (1996) and then as bench coach (1997-98). A first-round selection of the Mets in 1966, Dyer played 14 Major League seasons with the Mets (1968-74), Pittsburgh Pirates (1975-78), Expos (1979) and Tigers (1980-81).

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