Chili Davis has been out of the baseball since 1999 and his retirement in the Yankees team and when he won the two World Series. In that period he had played for Joe Torre. With switch hitter with 350 he ranks fourth on the all time lists for home runs.
For the last three year, Davis was hitting coach for the national team of Australia. Considering that he has interviewed for more than one coaching positions, it is normal that currently he is listed as recently hired coach at the league.
He said that he has desire to back in the game again. Now this is possible especially if he really become and instructor of the Major League. Also, the staff will include holdovers from Torre???s staff, bullpen coach Ken Howell, pitching coach, Rick Honeycutt and longtime hitting instructor with the name Manny Mota.
The manager of the Dodger???s Triple-A affiliate at Albuquerque, Tim Wallach, is one of expected to be third-base coach of Mattingly. Request for managing job, from the Toronto Blue Jays to interview Wallach, the Dodgers declined. Also, Wallach has limited several clubs with which he may interview, as one of the part of his new deal with famous Dodgers.
One with the Major League experience in managing are Mattingly and Colletti. With the word of Davis, role in the organization hasn???t been still defined, especially not for Davis. Still he met with the Colletti and assistant general manager DeJon Watson and arranged a trip with Albuquerque during the whole season of the baseball. This will also led presence of Davis in Glendale.
He said that business is not are of his knowledge, so he knows the game of the baseball, rules and other, above all he sad:??? I love this game???. Considering his words, he leave very deep convinces that he is right person for this job. Known as professional hitter, solid clubhouse influence and durable player and mentor for younger players he is very good for job of instructor.