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Dodgers announce 2013 coaching staff

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LOS ANGELES (AP)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have retained most of their coaching staff for 2013, with John Valentin serving as assistant to new hitting coach Mark McGwire.

Don Mattingly returns for his third season as manager after guiding the team to an 86-76 record last season.

Valentin served as hitting coach for Triple-A Albuquerque last season and Double-A Chattanooga in 2010. He has been in the Dodgers organization for six seasons and played 11 years in the major leagues.

McGwire was hired last week as hitting coach after three years in the same job with St. Louis.

Chuck Crim will serve as bullpen coach after seven years in the Dodgers organization as an amateur scout and pitching coach in the minors.

Ken Howell moves from bullpen coach to assistant pitching coach.

Trey Hillman returns as bench coach, along with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, first base coach Davey Lopes, third base coach Tim Wallach, and coaches Manny Mota and Steve Yeager.

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