Razor Shines to manage Chattanooga Lookouts

Razor Shines to manage Chattanooga Lookouts

December 23rd, 2013 by David Paschall in Sports - Professional

Razor Shines will be the new manager of the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2014.

Razor Shines will be the new manager of...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday afternoon that Razor Shines will manage the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2014.

Shines is no stranger to the Southern League, having managed Birmingham to the playoffs during the 2004 and '05 seasons. The 57-year-old managed Single-A Great Lakes to the Midwest League playoffs this past summer, which was his second season in the Dodgers organization.

"He did a really good job with a young group of guys," Dodgers player development director DeJon Watson said. "He's such an inspirational motivator, as well as a really sound teacher. He's got experience at every minor-league level as well as experience in the major leagues, and it allows the kids to be able to reach out and ask him any question that they may have about the game."

Jody Reed, who managed the Lookouts earlier this year, is now the field coordinator with the New York Yankees.

Joining Shines on Chattanooga's 2014 staff will be pitching coach Scott Radinsky and hitting coach Shawn Wooten. Radinsky is moving up from rookie-advanced Ogden, while Wooten will be in his first year with the Dodgers after spending the past four seasons in the San Diego Padres organization.

The Dodgers also announced Sunday that Damon Berryhill will manage Triple-A Albuquerque and that P.J. Forbes will manage high Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Berryhill will be joined in Albuquerque by two former members of Chattanooga's staff -- pitching coach Glenn Dishman and hitting coach Franklin Stubbs.

Watson said Chattanooga's pitching coach this past season, Hector Berrios, will help oversee the spring training and rehabilitation program in Arizona, and that Lookouts hitting coach this past season, Orv Franchuk, is no longer with the organization.

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