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Dodgers: Long-Time LA Infielder Joins Cincinnati Reds Coaching Staff

The only personnel in baseball changing teams right now are the coaches. On Tuesday, former Dodgers third baseman Dave Hansen agreed to join the Cincinnati Reds as the minor league hitting coordinator.

The Rowland Heights HS alumni was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the 1986 draft. Hansen spent 11 of his first 12 big league seasons as a Dodger. He recorded a .362 average in his 1993 campaign. In 884 games with the Dodgers, Hansen slashed .262/.357/.372.

He enjoyed a 15-year career in MLB that also included time with the Cubs, Mariners, and Padres.

After his playing days were over, Hansen was a hitting coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization from 2006 to 2010. He then rejoined the the Dodgers as a hitting coach. Hansen continued his coaching career in stints with the Mariners, Angels, and Giants.

Hansen also has experience as a hitting instructor at V1 Sports and the Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center.

He’ll look to improve a Reds offense that was 9th in runs scored in 2021.

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Eric Eulau

Born and raised in Ventura, not "Ven-CH-ura", California. Favorite Dodger Stadium food is the old school chocolate malt with the wooden spoon. Host of the Dodgers Nation 3 Up, 3 Down Podcast.


  1. Another one bites the dust, while the real fans are in disgust.
    Thanks to Roberts,and a clueless FO, who still fills his pockets.

    1. while the real fans are in disgust. Really? Get back to me at the end of the year and tell me how attendance went.

  2. I was raised in Diamond Bar,born in West Covina, I have been a Dodgers true blue fan for 50+ years,my favorite food at Dodger stadium is the Dodger Dog with mustard and lots of onions of course,, my Mom used to work for Bank of America and we used to get tickets every month during the season for the Dodgers Pepsi Fan club. In my lifetime I have seen over 70 games all over the West coast involving the Dodgers. I am what you might call a true blue bleeding Dodgers fan. I have talked to Tommy Lasorda and Mike Piazza and my friend used to play professional baseball for the Montreal Expos and maybe you remember him F.P. Santangelo we went to high school together at Oak Ridge H.S. in El Dorado Hills. CA when I left L.A. when I was 13 I truly appreciate your time about letting me text my memory of the Best Baseball team of the 80’s and every year since 1965 in my opinion I’m sure Yankee fans won’t agree with me, but I don’t,,Keivan S.

  3. The real fans are here and other chat forms, as they speak their minds and opinions about who REALLY should be signed, traded, etc.

  4. The REAL fans are here and other chat forms as they speak their minds and opinions on who REALLY should be signed, traded, etc.

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