From the “wait, teams didn’t do this already?” files, comes news from the Dodgers. Dylan Hernandez reports:
The Dodgers have a Spanish speaker on the coaching staffs of each of their six minor league affiliates, which makes sense considering how many of their players are from Latin America.
But what seems like a common-sense practice is, in fact, a groundbreaking measure implemented by the organization’s new farm director, Gabe Kapler.
As Hernandez notes, Kapler was inspired to do this by his experiences playing in Japan.
But man, I am really surprised teams don’t already have, as a matter of policy, Spanish-speaking coaches on every team and at every team facility.