Friday, December 10, 2010

VENADOS SKIPPER BUNDY SET TO MANAGE ALBUQUERQUE IN 2011

Mazatlan Venados manager Lorenzo Bundy says he is planning to be the skipper for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ AAA affiliate in Albuquerque in 2011. “It is not something that is official,” Bundy told Puro Beisbol, “but I will advance it.” The Isotopes play in the Pacific Coast League.

The 51-year old Bundy was manager of the Dodgers’ Arizona Rookie League in 2010 after spending the 2009 season coaching with the Arizona Diamondbacks for then-manager Bob Melvin. Currently in his third winter managing in Mazatlan, Bundy says he has a good relationship with new Dodgers manager Don Mattingly: “Last year I did the tour with the Dodgers in China and Taiwan, and was in training camp, too.” His Arizona League team was 30-25 last summer to finish third in the four-team Central Division.

This will be Bundy’s second tour of duty managing Los Angeles’ top minor league team after running the Las Vegas 51s in 2007 and 2008. He’s been named the Mexican Pacific League’s Manager of the Year twice and has won LMP pennants with three different teams: Navojoa in 1999-00, Hermosillo in 2006-07 and Mazatlan in 2008-09.